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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy (or endodontics) can save an infected tooth from needing to be extracted and also stops the infection in its tracks. The treatment involves removing the infected pulp from the innermost part of the tooth.

The pulp is made up of soft tissue, including nerves and blood vessels, and extends from the crown to the tips of the root. Damage to the pulp is normally caused by decay, a deep filling or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms can include pain, increased sensitivity to temperature, discolouration of the affected tooth, a metallic taste, gum tenderness or swelling.

Treatment steps

Root canal therapy usually requires several appointments and will depend on the type of tooth being treated. When the tooth has been prepared, it will be covered and temporarily restored until the next appointment.

  • The infected pulp is removed under a local anaesthetic and the root canals are flushed with an anti-bacterial solution.
  • The canals are expertly shaped with tiny, flexible instruments and washed again to remove any debris.
  • The freshly cleaned root canals are then filled to seal the tooth and prevent bacteria from entering.
  • The tooth is finally topped off with a permanent filling or crown to help restore tooth shape and functionality.

If looked after properly, your root canal treated tooth should remain trouble-free. Even though the pulp has been removed, the tooth will stay intact as the canals have been sealed and re-infection prevented. Regular check-ups are recommended so any problems can be detected early.

What People Say…

Zohaib Khan
Zohaib Khan
2020-11-25
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Jennifer Di Costanzo
2020-11-24
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Doreen Osei
Doreen Osei
2020-11-21
I have been going to St Helier Dental Surgery for a few years now and my experience has always been a positive one. All the staff are friendly and professional. I recently had the boutique whitening treatment done with Dr Zena and she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She genuinely cared for me as a person which put me at ease throughout the treatment. It was very uplifting to see how excited she was for the success of my treatment. It is also reassuring to see how the surgery is following government guidelines when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. I highly recommend this dental surgery.
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Wendy Payne
2020-11-19
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2020-11-09
Lidia Arion
Lidia Arion
2020-11-03
I'm very grateful to Dr ZENA Al-ansari for referring my daughter for orthodontic treatment. I had their call only few days later,pleasantly surprised due to current situation. Dr Zena is very calm and patient every time we visit the surgery,explaining every step of the treatment. Thank you indeed for being dedicated to your patients! Highly reccomended surgery.
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Cristian Barnes
2020-11-02
Chris Mackenzie
Chris Mackenzie
2020-10-28
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Sveta Log
2020-10-26
Francis Moorghen
Francis Moorghen
2020-10-16
I was very pleased with my treatment. I recommend Dr Zena, she is always amazing and trying her best to help and fit me in and providing best service.

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