With root canal treatment (endodontics) at Shine Dental Care in Mansfield, you can expect a pain-free procedure carried out by one of our experienced dentists with the ultimate aim of saving your tooth (rather than extracting it). Our knowledge in this field is matched by leading endodontics technology to deliver high success rates and predictable results.
Our dentists are committed to preserving your natural teeth wherever possible, as this is often better for your dental health and more cost effective in the long term. Root canal treatment is used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system) in order to save the tooth.
The root canal system contains dental pulp (a type of soft tissue) and extends from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root. Sometimes the pulp can be damaged by bacterial infection. You’ll feel pain when you’re biting or chewing and your tooth might feel extremely sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks. An X-ray will show problems in the root canal system and it’s important for us to act right away as the pulp cannot heal itself.
Pain-free root canal treatment at Shine Dental Care, Mansfield
Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Using advanced techniques and technology, we will remove any infected pulp before cleaning and enlarging the root canal in preparation for it to be filled. We’ll put a small amount of medication into the cleaned canal along with temporary filling.
When the infection is cleared and all remaining bacteria killed, we’ll fill the root canal permanently to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. Some teeth have more than one root canal, which affects treatment durations – we’ll talk through this in full during your consultation.
Our prices are clear and transparent, you’ll know exactly what to expect and when.