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Sunshine Dental Root Canal Treatment

Sunshine Dental Root Canal

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of the tooth. A tooth can become infected when the bacteria that lives in your mouth invades the network of tissue fibres, nerves and blood vessels. This can happen if a tooth is badly decayed or is damaged as a result of trauma.

If left untreated the pulp of the tooth will begin to die, allowing the bacteria to then multiply and spread causing symptoms such as pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. As the infection progresses these symptoms may disappear and you may think the tooth has healed itself when in actual fact the infection is spreading through the root canal system.

You will eventually experience symptoms such as:

  • Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
  • Pus oozing from the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling
  • The tooth becoming darker in colour

It is extremely important that if you are experiencing toothache or any of the above symptoms that you visit a dentist as an infected tooth cannot heal by itself. If you need help call us on 0115 9733591

About Root Canal Treatment

We ensure all our patients have all of the information they need to make an informed choice about treatments and we will talk through all of your options during an in-depth consultation.

Any Questions?

If you would like any further advice about root canal treatment, our team are here to help

Contact us today to book a consultation