Endodontic Root Canal Treatment in Reading
Endodontics is also referred to as root canal treatment, and is designed to treat teeth that have become infected, as well as preventing the onset of further infections. We have treated thousands of patients who need root canal treatment in and around the Reading and Berkshire area. Due to our expertise in root canal treatment, numerous clinics throughout Reading refer their complex root canal treatments to our clinic.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
There are a number of reasons as to why you may need root canal treatment. Infections in the teeth are caused when:
- Teeth are damaged by trauma
- Teeth are affected by decay
- Fillings in the teeth have broken or leaked
The infection can be extremely painful for some patients. If the tooth isn’t treated effectively in time, it may need to be removed altogether. Our dentists aim to preserve as much of your tooth as possible using specific techniques and the latest equipment.
What does root canal treatment involve?
During root canal treatment at Woodborough House Dental Practice, we will remove dead or damaged nerve vessels in the root of the tooth that has been subject to infection due to trauma, cracks or decay. The space that’s left by the removal of these vessels will then be filled in with a sealing material that allows the tooth to function as it did before it became infected.
Sometimes re-treatment may be necessary, and includes the elimination of any existing root filling material so that the canals can be re-cleaned before the new filling material is placed.
Root Canal Treatment in Reading
If your tooth is painful and you suspected it’s become infected, then it’s vital you visit the dentist. Contact our friendly team today who will be happy to help. You can either call us or come into the practice if you’re local to Reading, Berkshire.
How many appointments are needed?
Endodontic therapy can occasionally be treated in just one appointment, but in other cases, two or three may be required depending on the severity of the problem.
How long does it last?
Once you’ve had a root canal treatment, it should last a lifetime. Many root-filled teeth need to be crowned, but the dentist will advise whether this is needed. With regular checkups at Woodborough House, your teeth will be kept in the best possible condition.
Is there an alternative to root canal treatment?
Unfortunately, the only alternative would be to extract the tooth altogether. Where possible, our dentists like to preserve your natural teeth for as long as they can, so they’ll only do this if the infection is too severe. If your tooth cannot be saved then it can be replaced with a dental implant.
Is root canal treatment painful?
The tooth will be anaesthetised before treatment, so the procedure is usually relatively comfortable. You may feel some pain once it wears off, for which over the counter painkillers will help. However, if the pain persists or you experience any swelling, you should contact the dentist.
What’s the next step, I’m looking for a clinic that offers the Root Canal Treatment in Reading?
If you are in search for a local endodontic clinic in Reading, Berkshire or surrounding areas then look no further we are conveniently situated in the heart of Pangbourne with ample free parking offering a friendly unhurried service.