Root Canal Treatment
What is root canal treatment?
Endodontic treatment, commonly referred to as root canal treatment, treats infection in the root, centre of the tooth. Infection of the root canal system can be a result of various dental problems, mostly by dental decay, unstable fillings, or when the enamel of the tooth is damaged.
It is important to treat the infection the root of the tooth as the bacteria causing the infection can spread into other parts of the body by the blood stream. Untreated infection of the root canal can also cause severe pain and swelling.
What is the treatment procedure?
Usually, a root canal treatment lasts about 2 hours. This is divided into approximately three-four appointments. Root treatment is part of general dentistry and is covered by the NHS. The treatment is conducted under the use of local anaesthetic. The treatment starts with the removal of the infected pulp, followed by the cleaning of the root canal system and finished by the filling of the system and often by crowning of the tooth to prevent further infection. It is normal to feel tenderness once the local anaesthetic has worn off, but this will subside.
What does a root canal treatment cost?
You will be provided with a detailed estimate of costs before the treatment is started so there are no surprises. Examples of costs for some types of NHS treatment are available here. Fees are as of 1st Nov 2019. Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required. The treatment procedure and aftercare will also be explained to you in the surgery.
The care thousands trusted for years
At Skye and Lochalsh Dental Practice all our dentists have years of experience performing root canal treatment. We provide pain-free treatment and our dentists are affordable, professional and friendly. Our surgery in Kyle is open 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday. We offer free Wi-Fi to our patients, have disabled access, free parking available by the practice and offer free email appointment reminders. Our team is always here to help so please get in touch today on 01599 534 552!