What Is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

Want to save a tooth and get out of pain?

Root canal treatment is generally the last treatment option available in order to save a tooth and usually the required treatment to get our patients out of dental pain.

Root treatment from Brixham Dental Practice is a very successful and effective way of treating the tooth. It means the tooth does not need to be extracted which has many benefits to the patient - you are not left with a gap, the adjacent teeth are kept in the correct position and it is the best solution aesthetically.

Once the root treatment has been completed, the tooth can be restored with a crown, inlay or composite filling - these options can be discussed with your dentist.

Stages of Root Canal Treatment

Various stages of root canal treatment

Have you been told that a tooth cannot be saved?

At Brixham Dental Practice we are very fortunate to have Dr Paul Richardson, our senior practitioner who practices with a Special Interest in Root Canal Treatment, with over 40 years experience he has performed many successful Root canal treatments.

Paul’s passion for dentistry, along with embracing the most up-to-date technology allows him to save teeth that patients thought they may have been destined to lose. We believe at Brixham Dental Practice, that if a tooth has a chance to be saved, we will ensure we do our upmost to save the tooth and help you to maintain a healthy and pain free mouth.

Will Root Canal Treatment be painful?

Most people associate having a root canal with a lot of pain and discomfort. However, while most people can expect some mild discomfort after a root canal procedure, Modern technology and the use of anesthetics make this procedure quick, safe, typically pain-free, and an excellent way to help save the natural tooth.

Many of our patients are surprised at how comfortable the procedure has been and even questioned if we have started yet. We always ensure at every stage that you are happy and to be certain that you are at ease throughout the treatment.