With a root canal treatment, we can treat and remove the infection found at the centre or interior of the tooth.

Using the most cutting-edge equipment and techniques, our team at Rothwell Dental Care and Implant Centre can remove an infection from the tooth’s interior, preventing the spread of infection and returning the tooth to full function. If left untreated, an infection such as this can lead to an abscess and, eventually, tooth loss or removal.

In its early stages, infection of the tooth interior can be symptomless, but if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign you need root canal treatment:

  • Increased sensitivity.
  • Toothache.
  • Pain when chewing.
  • An abscess.
  • A loose tooth.


How long does this treatment take?

In many cases, we’ll be able to carry out this appointment in one or two appointments. More complex cases may require three or more appointments.

Is the treatment painful?

We’ll apply anaesthetic before carrying out the treatment, so you don’t have to worry about experiencing any pain during the treatment.

Will I be in pain after the treatment?

Once your anaesthetic has worn off, you should expect to experience some pain and discomfort at the site of treatment. This is because it takes time for the wound to heal, but you should be able to treat this with paracetamol or ibuprofen, for example.

Will I need a crown or a filling?

Depending on the extent of the damage present, we’ll use either a filling or a crown to repair and restore the tooth to full function after removing the infection.

How successful are root canal treatments?

Root canal treatments have a success rate of 80-90%. The sooner we catch the infection, the better the chances of success are, which is why regular dental examinations are so important.

What if the root canal treatment fails?

In more complex cases, root canal treatments can unfortunately fail. If this happens, we may be able to treat it by either carrying out the treatment again or with an apicoectomy. This is a surgical procedure with which we can access the very tip of the tooth root and remove any infection present. In the most advanced cases, we would have to remove the tooth completely and replace it with a denture, implant, or bridge.

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