Root Canal Treatment in Southend, Essex
Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal treatment, is a specialist dental procedure that involves clearing the tooth’s root canal and removing bacteria to save decaying or fractured teeth.
The nerves inside your teeth are surrounded by soft tissue known as pulp. A build up of bacteria can enter the root canals and infect the pulp once the teeth start to show signs of decay.
The purpose of endodontics is to prevent infection from spreading throughout the root canal system. If left untreated, the build up of bacteria could lead to an abscess, which can be excruciating. The procedure takes time but is highly successful and is essential to continue eating and chewing as normal.
We recommend you book a routine oral health examination so that we can assess the condition of your teeth. We can then discuss the most suitable course of action for you.
All of our dental treatments are guaranteed for 12 months.
Read our FAQs about root canal treatment for a better understanding of the procedure.
Root canal treatment is a highly successful procedure that is crucial to save decaying teeth and to avoid the need for an extraction. If left untreated, your infection can lead to an abscess.
No. You will be given a local anaesthetic, which means your treatment will feel no different to a dental filling. After the treatment, you’ll probably feel some tenderness but the feeling is temporary.
The treatment is generally very successful and will relieve you of any discomfort. There are occasions when the infection can return at which point the treatment can be redone, or an extraction may be necessary.
Treated teeth should be looked after the same way as any other tooth. Make sure to brush twice a day and floss regularly. It is also recommended that you use fluoride toothpaste when brushing and to steer clear from fizzy drinks or sugary foods that are known to cause decay.
At Royal Mews Dental, we'll make sure that you're looked after every step of the way. Our friendly and professional team are happy to answer any questions you may have.