Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

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Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is irreversibly damaged through decay or injury. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need root canal treatment.

The aim of the treatment is to remove all damaged and/or infected tissue from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.

Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.

Will the tooth be safe after treatment? – Yes. However, as a dead tooth is more brittle it may be necessary to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth.

  • Safe procedure and reliable results.
  • No surgery required.
  • Suitable for most ages and conditions.

  • Competitive prices.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal filling is carried out when the nerve and blood vessel in the canal within the tooth root has been badly damaged. The canal is shaped, disinfected and packed with a rubber filling material. All this is designed to keep the tooth pain free and functional.
Teeth which need a root canal filling are very often a bit jumpy. All our dentists are very experienced in giving dental anaesthetics to ensure you have a pain-free treatment. However, you must remember that you can always stop us at any stage in a treatment if you have concerns.
Root canal treatment is usually very successful, with around 9 out of 10 teeth surviving for 8-10 years. The survival is optimised if the tooth is protected with a dental crown after the root filling, and by you looking after the tooth with your superb home cleaning regimen.

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Why Choose Us

A few reasons why we believe Norfolk House Dental Care is the dental practice for you.

  • Talented dentists – Over 100 years combined clinical experience.
  • Affordable health plans – We have a range of payment options for both adults and children, including the Norfolk House Dental Care Plan or Fee per Item.
  • Modern facilities – Latest dental equipment designed for the comfort and convenience of all our patients.
  • Nervous patients – Gentle sedation options available for anxious patients.

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