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Root canal treatment (Endodontics)

We understand that a root canal procedure may seem intimating. That’s why, at Art of Dental Care in Chester, our team take great care in ensuring your experience is as relaxed, comfortable and pain-free as possible.

A root canal treatment, or Endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure used to save a damaged or infected tooth.

This safe procedure involves removing the damaged or infected tissue, cleaning the root canals, shaping them and filling them with biocompatible material.

Our Endodontist will then seal the tooth with an onlay/crown or filling to restore its appearance and function.

Root canal treatment is usually performed under local anaesthesia and is an effective way to save a tooth from extraction, while also relieving pain

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Common reasons our patients need root canal treatment include trauma to the tooth, deep cavities, fractures or cracks in the tooth.

The symptoms of a damaged or infected tooth may include sensitivity to heat and cold, persistent pain, discoloration and/or swelling.

At Art of Dental Care Chester, our experienced Endodontist uses a microscope to improve the visibility of a complex root canal system, magnifying it by more than 20 times. We only use top-of-the-range equipment to ensure your oral health is cared for to the highest possible standard

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No-one enjoys root canal surgery – but here at our practise in Chester, we want your experience to be as positive as possible. For more information about this procedure, reach out to a member of our team today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is a dental treatment process that involves the removal of the damaged or infected pulp of the tooth, cleaning the root canals, and applying a biocompatible dental material to prevent the infection from returning.

A root canal is usually needed when the tooth pulp is infected or damaged, usually due to tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. Without root canal treatment, the infection can spread and cause more serious health problems.

Common symptoms of a tooth that may require a root canal include pain, swelling or tenderness around the tooth, sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and discolouration of the tooth.

Thanks to modern anaesthesia and techniques, root canal procedures are typically not painful. Most patients experience only minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

The length of the procedure depends on the extent of the damage to the tooth and the complexity of the case. A typical root canal procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours.

Following the procedure, some patients experience a bit of mild discomfort and sensitivity, but this should ease over the course of a few days. In some rare instances there might be swelling and bruising (If this occurs, contact your dentist as soon as possible). You will need to avoid chewing on the affected tooth until it is fully restored with a crown/ onlay or filling.

As with any dental procedure, there is a risk of complications, such as infection or damage to surrounding tissues. Your dentist will explain the risks and benefits of the procedure before you decide to go ahead with it.

With proper care and maintenance, the results of a root canal can last many years. It is important to have the tooth well restored to prevent fracture of the root treated tooth. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and to schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure the health of your teeth and gums