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Root canal treatments

Increasing sensitivity of a tooth, spontaneous raging toothache and discomfort when chewing are amongst the most common symptoms that could indicate the need for root canal treatment.

Dental procedure using a microscope

Root canal investigation procedure

Following your consultation, a further investigative procedure may be recommended to determine how far any decay has spread, if there is an abscess and how many root canals are affected.

We have a number of specialists in root canal treatment (Endodontists) who your dentist can refer you to for treatment.

Root canal diagram

Having root canal treatment

Root canal treatment removes damaged pulp and the bacteria causing the infection. It also removes inflamed or dead nerves and blood vessels from inside the tooth.

Current local anaesthetic techniques allow for treatment to be performed as painlessly as possible. For more about root canal treatment, including symptoms and causes, how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect afterwards, visit our root canal treatment information page.

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