treatments11Root canal is probably one of the most well known terms in dentistry, however, many people still don’t know what it actually means or in what situations the procedure is likely to be necessary.

The Pain of an Abscess

The Root canal treatment is normally pursued when infection builds in the mouth and an abscess forms. Abscesses typically manifest as painful toothaches and can also darken the colour of the infected tooth. As well as being painful, the can make eating a lot less pleasurable. What’s more, they can be a cause of bad breath, leaving you feeling really down in the dumps.

The sooner an abscess gets treatment, the better. Left unattended, it’s likely to spread infection elsewhere in the mouth; this is where the root canal treatment comes in.

A Modern Approach

Using modern methods and technology, your dentist at the Cheshire Dental Centre will clean out the infection in your tooth. Modern methods mean that it is possible to perform the procedure whilst ensuring you remain largely pain free the whole time. Once the procedure is complete, a temporary filling is fitted to your tooth until your dentist is satisfied that the infection has cleared up. Once this has been confirmed, a more permanent filling will be made and your mouth will be ready for active duty once more.

At the Cheshire Dental Centre we have plenty of experience carrying out root canal work. As such, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are being cared for by professionals who know exactly what they are doing. If you have any questions about the procedure, or feel that you may be in need of a root canal, our friendly dentists are happy to discuss the procedure with you further.