When the nerves of your root become infected you may require a root canal treatment to restore your tooth to full functionality. It is important to promptly treat a dental nerve infection to avoid complications or even tooth extraction.
A root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy recommended to treat infected or damaged tooth pulp and nerves. This can occur when decay or an injury reaches deep into the tooth, past the strong outer enamel layer.
A root canal is a common procedure that is typically performed under local anaesthetic so you should not experience any discomfort. Following the treatment, the infected tooth and the surrounding soft tissues may feel sensitive and your jaw may be a little sore, but any discomfort quickly subsides.
The cost of root canal treatment varies due the location of the tooth and the severity of the case. On average it costs £644.
The procedure can be performed by a general dentist. Complex cases are typically referred to an endodontist, a dentist who specialises in treating the inside of teeth.
Our entire team work hard to ensure your comfort each time you visit our practice. If you are experiencing any tooth sensitivity, we welcome you to call us on 01784 454 899. We are committed to restoring your smile.