Dentist in Birmingham

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  • Monday 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 10.15am to 7.45pm
  • Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment otherwise known as endodontics, involves the removal of the pulp tissues that has become infected. Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted.

Why is a root canal needed?

If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal
system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal
treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may
need to be taken out.

People could need a root canal for the following reasons:

  • Deep tooth decay
  • Extensive restoration
  • Leaky fillings
  • Damage to teeth
  • Cracked or damaged tooth
  • Leaky old crowns
  • Leaky old crowns
  • Severe gum disease

Signs you may need root canal treatment

  • Pain and prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness of the overlying gums or a bad taste in the mouth

On the other hand, there may be no symptoms at all. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling and loss of the supporting bone.

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