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St Andrews Dental Practice, 17a High Street Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE

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Root Canal Treatment

The experienced dentists here at St Andrews Dental will always aim to preserve your own natural teeth instead of patients having to lose their teeth.

Root canal treatment helps save teeth and restore smiles by removing infection that has collected around the root your tooth. This treatment is required when decay in your tooth or under an old filling has spread into the nerve supply and along the root canal system. Symptoms such as sharp shooting pain, radiating pain on pressure, earache and headaches are commonly experienced.

Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic therefore no pain will be felt. The infected nerve supply is removed with specific instruments. Once the canals are disinfected and shaped, they are then filled with a rubber-like material sealing any voids. The tooth is then filled. Originally nutrients and blood are supplied to the tooth via the nerve supply. In root treated teeth, the nerve has been removed and therefore the tooth is more susceptible to fracture. In some cases it is advised that the root treated tooth is crowned to protect it from damage.

Our Fees

The experienced dentists here at St Andrews Dental will always aim to preserve your own natural teeth instead of patients having to lose their teeth.

Root canal treatment helps save teeth and restore smiles by removing infection that has collected around the root your tooth. This treatment is required when decay in your tooth or under an old filling has spread into the nerve supply and along the root canal system. Symptoms such as sharp shooting pain, radiating pain on pressure, earache and headaches are commonly experienced.

Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic therefore no pain will be felt. The infected nerve supply is removed with specific instruments. Once the canals are disinfected and shaped, they are then filled with a rubber-like material sealing any voids. The tooth is then filled.
Originally nutrients and blood are supplied to the tooth via the nerve supply. In root treated teeth, the nerve has been removed and therefore the tooth is more susceptible to fracture. In some cases it is advised that the root treated tooth is crowned to protect it from damage.

Our Fees