Root canal treatment is a safe and effective way of eliminating infection from the central pulp chamber of a tooth. Pulp infections can occur when severe decay or a traumatic injury compromises the surface of a tooth.
An infected tooth can be very uncomfortable for the patient. Left untreated, an infection may spread to the surrounding teeth, gums, or bone tissue.
Before carrying out a root canal treatment, your dentist will apply a local anaesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable throughout. They will then use a small file to clear infected tissue from the root canal.
Once the infection is gone, the dentist will thoroughly clean and disinfect the canal before sealing it with a special filling material.
Sometimes, they may apply a temporary filling at this stage and delay sealing the tooth permanently to ensure the infection is completely clear.
“Fantastic treatment at The Smile Gallery. I called for an emergency appointment after my current Dentist suggested root canal treatment, but I couldn’t start treatment for another two weeks. The Smile Gallery saw me the next day and recommended a less invasive solution. I was given an appointment a few days later, and although very nervous, they were patient and kind, and the treatment was pain-free. My tooth looks better than before, and more importantly no pain. Needless to say, I have left my previous Dentist and will see The Smile Gallery going forward. Cannot recommend it highly enough👌.” Alexandra, East Grinstead
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