Bristol Root Canal Treatment
As dentists, our goal is to make sure your teeth last a lifetime. But sometimes damage can occur and it’s important to take efficient measures in order to save the tooth. That’s why we provide root canal treatment to prevent tooth extraction when a tooth has been damaged by decay.
When you believe as passionately as we do that teeth are important for health and that it is ideal to maintain a full dentition, it follows that we devote a great deal of time and care to preserving them. Hence we have given root canal treatment a high priority within the dental practice.
We have invested in high quality microscopes to aid in difficult molar root canal treatments and complex re-treatments. Our team are able to deal with most root canal treatments within the practice, but occasionally will refer patients to an endodontic specialist for very complex cases.
Damage caused by infection
Infection can occur in a tooth that has cracked or suffered a deep cavity. The infection damages the tooth pulp (the network of blood vessels and nerves inside the tooth) and if left untreated, the infection can eventually cause damage to the bone around the tooth. This can be painful and lead to uncomfortable swelling. Root canal treatment is the best way to treat the infection without removing the tooth.
Symptoms of root canal infection
If you have an infected root canal, you might not experience pain straight away. But as the infection spreads, pain becomes more prominent and if left untreated, the infection can lead to an abscess. These can be very painful and could lead to tooth extraction. This is why it’s important to have root canal treatment to prevent further damage before the infection has chance to spread.
Symptoms of a tooth infection often cause a great deal of distress and can include:
- Pain when biting down and sometimes pain or sensitivity when you touch the tooth
- Discoloration of the infected tooth
- A loose tooth
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Root canal treatment at High Street Dental Clinic in Bristol
During the root canal procedure, we will carefully remove the damaged pulp and then clean, shape, fill and seal the tooth. This will strengthen your tooth and prevent further infection.
In some cases, we can complete the treatment in just one appointment. At High Street Dental Clinic we use modern digital technology to relieve you of the pain caused by infection. Our root canal treatment procedure is very successful and is a solution that can keep your tooth strong for many years to come when combined with a good dental care plan.
If you want to book an appointment for root canal treatment, call High Street Dental Clinic today.