Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is a painless process and patients can walk away and go to work that afternoon
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What does it involve?Meticulously cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth and then filling it to prevent infection.
How many appointments?One to two 60-90 minute appointments.
How much does it cost?Dependant on the tooth and treatment -between £480 - £680
What is Root Canal treatment?
For teeth with large fillings, deep decay or those that are traumatised the nerve can die which in turn can lead to a toothache or even an abscess.
In such instances, as an alternative to removing the tooth we will recommend a root filling or root canal therapy as it is also known. This involves cleaning out the inside root space of the tooth and filling it with a rubber like material called gutta percha.
The procedure can be technically demanding and take one or two long appointments, but the end result of saving a tooth is preferable to a gap.
Due to the inherent weakening of a root filled tooth we often recommend that such teeth are subsequently crowned in order to help protect the remaining tooth structure.
Claire Jordan does all our root canal therapy using a state of the art Zeiss microscope which ensures optimal quality and a better long term prognosis.