root canal treatment
Surgery Hours

Monday - Thursday
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Friday
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
In An Emergency
Please telephone -
02920 555 035 / 20564167
Out of hours -
02920 555 035
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Root Canal Treatment


Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. It involves removal of the nerve and sealing of the root canal(s). The tooth may then be restored by filling or a crown
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.

Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.

Root Treatment


A filled or decayed tooth with an abscess.

The filling is removed to access the cavity.

The root canals are reamed to remove the tooth nerves.

Gutta-percha is inserted to fill the root.

These are then cut-off, sealed and the tooth filled.

The abscess will reduce.

A crown may be necessary later.


Root Treatment (Multi)


Root treatments on back teeth can be more complicated ...
... because they have a number of roots.

The root canals are exposed.

All roots then need to be excavated ...

... making sure that the entire tooth nerve is removed.

The cavity is then filled with gutta-percha ...

... and the tooth filled.


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