Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Birmingham

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through tooth decay or injury. If the pulp of your tooth becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.

What does it involve?

At St Paul’s Square Dental Practice, our endodontics Dr Ashok Reddy (MSC endodontics can perform ……) can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.

Does a Root Canal hurt?

As we make sure, correct local anaesthetic is given and topic anaesthetic numbing gel prior injection, then not at all!

How long does a Root Canal take?

Depending on the tooth, time will vary an anterior tooth with nerve canals will take about an hour where as a molar with 3 to 5 nerve canals may take 2 hrs.

Why Choose Us?

This is a hugely skilled time consuming specialist treatment. An endodontic microscopes is used ,and CT Scan of tooth is taken, specialist nickel titanium endodontic files are used and rubber dam to prevent saliva going into the tooth, one cannot be sure all have canals are found and treated properly- Dr Ashok Reddy will make sure you are treated with the best technology and skill. A general dentist is not trained nor equipped to equal this procedure.