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The treatment is called a root canal, which involves cleaning internal canals that reach the tooth’s root.
But why are they essential? At the tooth’s core is the dental pulp that extends down to the root of your teeth. The pulp is home to nerves, connective tissues and blood vessels that are prone and vulnerable to infection – this is because once it becomes damaged or chipped, bacteria can seep through the cracks.
If you have chips or cracks in your teeth and have avoided dental fillings for some time, you likely have an infection.
When the impaired tooth is not fixed immediately, the bacteria entering the tooth can kill the dental pulp, consequently causing bone and tooth loss.
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Sometimes, patients experiencing tooth pain do not always need a root canal – it depends on the extent of the damage.
However, there are a few typical signs that the infection is severe enough to require root canal treatment. See them below.
The signs and symptoms that might suggest you need a root canal:
Your root canal procedure or therapy will involve cleaning out the infected pulp and removing any damaged nerves simultaneously.
While this might sound scary or intimidating, your dental nerves serve no purpose other than detecting temperature. So, for our expert endodontist, this standard, easy procedure will free you from toothache or pain.
Our specialist endodontist, Dr Lee, has received extensive education and special training in prestigious courses to be referred to as an expert. For Dr Lee, it’s his speciality to perfect the art of root canals and save your teeth.
Root canal therapy typically takes one or two visits to the dentist to complete — however, the more complex the case, the more appointments you may require.
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From Victoria to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 23-minute tube journey using the Victoria and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is only a short walk from Maida Vale tube station.
If you are planning to drive to our practice from Victoria, it’s only 3.2 miles away and typically takes around 19 minutes with heavy traffic.
Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).
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