WHAT IS ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
When a tooth is damaged, bacteria can cause an infection and damage the root canal. For some patients, the tooth will turn a darker colour, which could mean the nerve in the tooth is dying.
Root canal treatment tackles the infection and can often save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.
With root canal treatment from White & Co. you can:
How does it work?
We may take x-rays of the tooth to analyse the extent of the damage and prepare for treatment.
Your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic, remove infected areas and drain any dental abscesses.
Fill and seal
We will place a temporary filling into the cleaned area and invite you back for a further appointment.
Your dentist will fill the tooth permanently and seal it to prevent reinfection. In some cases we will fit a crown.
“They explained all my options for me in detail, taking care to highlight different financially suitable options and were able to work around my busy schedule. The receptionists are also lovely.” Kai Chelliah. Dental crowns.
"I followed my wife on her visit to the dentist and was so warmly welcomed by Piotr and the other staff members that, after chatting with them about my concerns and them being so understanding, I decided to give it a try. Almost 5 months of my teeth are saved.” Michael Sparrow. Fillings, whitening and gum disease treatment.
Is root canal treatment painful?
We perform this treatment with a local anaesthetic so you should not feel any pain. The treatment should be no more painful than having a filling.
How will I feel after treatment?
You will feel some discomfort in the days after your treatment. We can prescribe paracetamol or ibuprofen.
Will my tooth be weakened?
Because we are removing the inner section of the tooth, it will be structurally weaker than your other teeth. In some cases, the dentist will reinforce the tooth with a dental crown.
How long will the treatment last?
Your treated tooth should survive for many years with a strong oral health routine and regular visits to the dentist.
Will the infection return?
In a small number of cases, the root canal infection can return. In most cases we can repeat the root canal treatment.