Root Canal Essex

Often a feared treatment in dentistry however our expertise and brilliant team can help keep you in minimal discomfort.

Another Way Your Mouth Can Be Prepared For Dental Implants.

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.

Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.

The aim of the treatment in our dentist in Essex is to remove all infections from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure, and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.

To keep your mouth in tip-top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.

Could A Root Canal in Essex Be Right For You?

More often than not, when patients come to us in great pain and discomfort because of a damaged tooth, it’s because bacteria has had a chance to get inside a cavity. This can lead to increased pain, swelling and eventually it can lead to the pulp inside the tooth’s root canal becoming infected.

If you have a tooth that is:

  • Cracked
  • Decayed
  • Fitted with a crown which has broken
  • Fitted with a filling which has cracked
  • Has suffered trauma through a knock to the mouth

Then you may need a root canal.

Our Warm And Friendly Dentists Are Here To Help

We appreciate how daunting the dentists can be, especially when it comes to invasive procedures like root canals. But it’s important to note that a root canal doesn’t need to be something you’re fearful of, and our modern technology and unique approach means that you should be able to feel comfortable, relaxed and pain-free during each and every visit.

It’s normal to feel sensitivity and tenderness in the days and weeks following your root canal however, this should be short-lived and easily treated with normal painkillers that you can get over the counter.

Root Canal Essex - FAQs

How do I care for my tooth after a root canal?

It takes the majority of patients under a week to recover from a root canal. 

Make sure to only eat soft foods, take a break from smoking (if you did previously) and maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine to keep the area clean from bacteria and food debris. 

Think you need a root canal in Essex and want to find out more? Get in touch with the experts here at Highland View.

Do root canals hurt?

Root canals can be uncomfortable, which is why we offer anaesthesia to make sure our patients feel as relaxed as possible. 

The purpose of the procedure is to reduce the pain felt in the mouth, but the area is likely to feel sensitive for the first few days. 

However, if you are experiencing pain and throbbing, contact your dentist as soon as you can, who will make sure the area isn’t infected. 

What are the signs that I might need a root canal?

If you are experiencing the following, it could be a sign you need to undergo root canal treatment: 

  • Persistent pain 
  • Sensitivity 
  • Discolouration 
  • Swollen gums 
  • Chips or cracks 

Have these symptoms?

Book an appointment with your dentist today – using the consultation form below – and find out if you need a root canal in Essex.

How much does a root canal in Essex cost?

A root canal in Essex costs upwards of £450 here at Highland View, with additional fees for diagnosis and X-rays. 

Individual costs will be provided during your initial consultation, based on your circumstances. 

Take a look at our costs page, and get in touch with our team for a quote on how much a root canal in Essex will cost you.

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