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  • 2a Buxton Road
  • Chingford
  • London
  • E4 7DP
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This procedure is used to correct advanced infection in the pulp of a tooth. Also known as endodontics, a root canal treatment can save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted.

Pulp infection and inflammation most often occur in a cracked tooth, if you have a deep cavity or filling or when a tooth experiences trauma. These conditions allow bacteria to enter the pulp and cause an infection.

Will a root canal treatment hurt?

We anaesthetise the area so you should feel no discomfort while undergoing a root canal treatment. In the days following the procedure, there may be slight swelling of the surrounding tissue. This could cause some mild tooth sensitivity or tenderness, which can be counteracted with mild, over-the-counter painkillers.

Is the root canal treatment all I need to fix my tooth?

A root canal treatment remedies the issues from the decayed root or nerve-endings. In order to restore the infected tooth to its proper functionality, it will need to be further treated with a crown or permanent filling.

What is the aftercare for a root canal treatment?

Once the root canal treatment has been done, the treated tooth will be fragile and excessive pressure may damage it. Avoid using the tooth to bite or chew until a full restoration can be completed.

Wouldn’t it be easier to extract the infected tooth?

Root canal treatment prevents future dental problems by saving your natural tooth. Extracting but not replacing a tooth can make it hard to bite, chew, speak, and even clean your teeth because the teeth around the gap may shift.

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