Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment Liverpool

Save your teeth from getting extracted

Root Canal Treatment - Save Your Tooth

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.
 

 

Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. 

The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.

To keep your mouth in tip top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.

Root Canal Treatment - Save Your Tooth

root canal to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by infection or damage to the tooth pulp

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Once the infected or inflamed pulp is removed, patients typically experience relief from the intense toothache associated with these conditions.

Preservation of the Natural Tooth: Rather than extracting the entire tooth, a root canal allows for the preservation of the natural tooth structure. This is important for maintaining proper chewing function and preventing neighbouring teeth from shifting.

Restoration of Function: After a root canal, the tooth is usually restored with a crown or filling. This restores the tooth’s strength and functionality, allowing patients to bite and chew as they would with a healthy tooth.

Prevention of Spread of Infection: By removing the infected or damaged pulp, a root canal helps prevent the spread of infection to surrounding tissues and neighbouring teeth. This can be crucial in preventing more serious oral health issues.

Improved Oral Health: A successful root canal contributes to overall oral health by eliminating infection and preserving the natural tooth. This can have positive effects on the surrounding gums and neighbouring teeth.

Cosmetic Benefits: The restoration of the tooth with a crown or filling also has cosmetic benefits, as it helps maintain the natural appearance of the smile.

Book an appointment at Fiveways Dental Practice in Liverpool.