There is nothing better than what nature provided, which is why wherever possible we will always try to save a tooth rather than extract it – even when the centre nerve of the tooth has become infected and the tooth has developed an abscess.
Endodontic or root canal treatment is a treatment to prevent the tooth from having to be extracted.
As well as treating our own patients, Dr Mullish Adrian Mullish Dental Care accepts root canal referrals from other dentists for patients requiring complex endodontics, and he has operated an Endodontic Referral Practice for almost 20 years.
We understand that root canal treatment can strike fear into many people but our gentle dentists will quickly and effectively alleviate your pain – and aim to save your tooth.
Nervous patients’ needs are prioritised
We aim to save your natural teeth
We use the latest technology to ensure treatment is fast, accurate and gentle
Feel reassured in our safe and caring environment
Why might I need root canal treatment? Root canal treatment may be required when the soft centre within your tooth (known as dental pulp), becomes inflamed or infected. Sometimes there may be no visible symptoms, but pain, sensitivity and swelling are common signs of damaged dental pulp.
What does treatment involve? Potentially taking place over several appointments and performed under local anaesthetic, root canal treatment requires the opening of an infected tooth, where any bacteria and infected pulp will be removed. Your root canal will then be carefully shaped and filled before the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown.
What happens if I’m nervous? If you are a particularly nervous patient, our caring team will do everything we can to put you at ease. We can offer the option of sedation if necessary but generally, we find that a considerate approach and going at your pace is all that’s required. And don’t forget, we have The Wand at our disposal to minimise any pain or discomfort.
How long does a restored tooth last? As long as you maintain a regular and thorough dental regime, your restored tooth could last a lifetime; although regular examinations will be necessary. Most teeth that have had root canal treatment will also require a crown.