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What is Root Canal Treatment?

A Root Canal Treatment, commonly referred to as a root canal, is a dental procedure aimed at saving a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the tooth’s interior, followed by thorough cleaning, disinfection, and sealing of the root canals. This procedure is crucial for relieving pain, preventing further infection, and preserving the natural tooth. After a successful root canal, the tooth is typically restored with a dental crown to ensure its strength and functionality are maintained. Here at Priory Park Dental Practice, root canal treatments are performed by our skilled dentists, and they are a valuable solution for retaining teeth that might otherwise require extraction.

Before & After Root Canal

Before Root Canal
After Root Canal

Understanding Dental Abscesses and Root Canal Treatment

An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth. The symptoms of an abscess can range from dull aches to severe pain and swelling. The tooth may also be very tender when you bite. Your dentist may need to prescribe you antibiotics to settle the infection prior to beginning root canal treatment. If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.

Root canal treatment it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infections from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.

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