All teeth contain blood vessels and nerves in the root canal, which can sometimes be damaged through decay, injury or gum disease. If untreated, the tooth may die and will lead to painful swelling around your tooth, which can spread to other healthy teeth. Root canal treatment is the only answer to this condition as it gets rid of the harmful bacteria causing the problem.
Think of it as a deep clean for your tooth: damaged nerves and blood-vessels are removed from your tooth by drilling a small hole through it before it's cleaned and filled and a seal is placed over the top.
You may not even be aware that you need this treatment, as it's not always painful in the early stages. If you are experiencing pain or have noticed any tooth discolouration, talk to us to see if you need our root canal treatment. All it takes is an initial x-ray and examination and the procedure can be carried out under local anaesthetic, usually in two visits.
After you've finished the treatment, it's important to look after the tooth properly. Sometimes it can stay discoloured and may be more brittle than a healthy tooth. But don't worry if that happens – we will recommend ways to restore the function and aesthetics of your tooth.
We have techniques to strengthen the root filled tooth and restore its appearence, with whitening crowns and veneers.
For root canal treatment in Cheshire, Wirral and Ellesmere Port, please call today on 0151 355 2474.