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Goodwin & Associates
Dental Practice

01900 823467
reception.goodwins@ btconnect.com

Root Canal Treatment ​​

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the inner soft materials of a tooth (often referred to as the pulp) 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 using special tools that are used to remove the inner infected material. They will preserve as much of your tooth as possible.  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 is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. The tooth will then be filled with a permenant filling or a crown may be required. In cases where the tooth is badly damaged, a post is likely to be inserted to give additional support for the crown. The addition of a crown also gives extra strength to the tooth which may have become weakened as a result of the procedure. ​​
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