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Root Canal Treatment

If you have an infected tooth, root canal treatment can help remove the infectionand preserve the tooth. Treatment can remove discomfort, reduce health risks and restore your ability to eat comfortably.

  • Positive results which can last for a lifetime
  • Treatment to remove the discomfort of toothache
  • Restores your ability to eat comfortably

Root Canal Treatment in Bolton

If one of your teeth has become decayed or infected, root canal treatment may become necessary. The term ‘root canal’ refers to the naturally-occurring cavity found in the centre of each of your teeth, and it is within this cavity that the tooth’s nerve is found. The root canal procedure involves removing the nerve from the inside of the tooth, before the tooth is then cleaned and resealed. Removing the nerve, whilst inhibiting sensations of hot and cold, will not affect the function of the tooth, and you will be able to eat and chew better than before.

Treatment is highly recommended – if avoided, surrounding tissue can become infected, and even spread to different areas of the body, causing further complications.

For more information about our root canal treatment or to book an appointment, please contact our dentist in Bolton today! Call us on 01204 304568 or email Or visit our contact page.

Harwood Dental Care | Dentist Bolton

What to expect during your Root Canal Treatment

Harwood Dental Care Bolton | Dentist Bolton

An initial consultation to assess what needs to be done

Harwood Dental Care Bolton | Dentist Bolton

X-rays taken to view the shape of the canal, and check the surrounding bone for infection

Harwood Dental Care Bolton | Dentist Bolton

Anaesthesic administered and treatment carried out

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Your tooth is sealed, and you can enjoy reduced stress levels!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my infected tooth need to be treated?

It’s highly advised that it is. Infection in the tooth can spread as far as the face, neck or head, and can cause bone loss around the infected area.

Will treatment be painful?

While root canal treatment has an unfortunate reputation for being particularly painful, most people would state that treatment is no more painful than having a filling placed – a process which receives a somewhat less negative reputation. Nevertheless, an anaesthetic will be used during your treatment to minimise any potential discomfort.

What leads to the need for root canal treatment in the first place?

Some of the most common causes are infection due to decay deep within the tooth, repeated dental procedures being carried out on a tooth, and large fillings. Maintaining a good oral health regime, and making regular visits to the dental hygienist should reduce the possibility of needing root canal treatment.

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