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Root canal treatment is needed where a tooth may have been very painful to hot and cold foods/drinks or spontaneously; after a deep filling or recent preparation for a crown or bridge-work or has been damaged after a traumatic injury. These circumstances can cause the pulp (nerve) to become inflamed or infected. If this is left untreated it can cause further pain or lead to an abscess. Root canal treatment is carried out to enable you to keep your tooth and with proper care most treated teeth can last as long as other natural teeth.

Root canal re-treatment is carried out when previous root canal treatment has been unsuccessful. This can be more complicated because of the need to remove the previous root filling.

At your consultation appointment your dental problem will be assessed and a treatment plan made. All treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable and can often be completed in one or two visits. After treatment you will need to return to your referring dentist who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to restore it to full function.

Sometimes the inflammation or infection at the end of the root(s) of your tooth may persist after treatment. If this occurs then a surgical procedure called root end resection may be required to help resolve the problem. Should this procedure be needed it will be discussed with you at that time.

This website was last updated Thursday, 21st May 2020


Warwick Lodge Dental Practice COVID-19

A message to our patients - Updated 29th May 2020

For several weeks, we have been busy planning to ensure that when we reopen our doors we do so in the safest possible way for our patients, colleagues and clinicians. Based on this and the UK government and CDO England announcements on the 28th May 2020, we are now preparing to reopen as soon as possible and hope to welcome our patients back into practice within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we remain available to take your call if you have any questions. Things are likely to be a little different when you return to practice and we have outlined what to expect here.

During this period of uncertainty, we understand that you may have concerns, questions or even a dental issue that you’re unsure whether it needs urgent attention or not. We want to allay any concerns and answer your questions, which is why we have developed some key information to help you and your families through this period of uncertainty. From general guidance on maintaining good oral health with effective brushing, to identifying a dental emergency, plus how we are dealing with cancellations, our articles section is here to answer your questions.

To reach our team please call 01702 582561.