What is our root canal treatment in Norwich?
Root canal treatment or root canal therapy is a sequence of treatments which treats the infected pulp of a tooth. This eliminates the infection and protects the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
Initially, we remove the decay and the source of the infection of the pulp. We then assess whether the lost tooth structure can be restored. If a fracture of the tooth has reached the pulp of the tooth or the infection is associated with gum disease, it may be a lot more difficult or even impossible to save the tooth, but we will do our best to save your tooth.
The root canal treatment process
Root canal treatment can sometimes be completed within one visit but usually, two or three visits may be necessary.
Root canal treatment involves little or no discomfort; very often there is pain or discomfort before treatment and root canal treatment provides relief from this.
With proper dental care, regular brushing and flossing, your root canal treated tooth may last a lifetime.
Root canal Norwich cost
The cost largely depends on how severe the problem is. Molars with two or three canals are more difficult to treat and the fee may increase accordingly.
In the long term root canal treatment is usually more economical than any other alternative treatment.
At your consultation appointment, any of the concerns you may have with your teeth will be discussed in depth. In consultation with your dentist, you will then get to decide what the best course of action will be.
When examining your teeth, we may decide to undertake further investigations with the help of photographs and x-rays.
Your treatment options will be explained to you, together with the procedure and cost of the proposed treatment for your root canal in Norwich.
Root Canal Norwich FAQs
When would I need root canal treatment?
This treatment is performed when the root of a tooth becomes traumatised or infected through injury or trauma.
There is no substitute for your natural teeth, so where at all possible; we try to save your tooth. Root Canal treatment is the last resort in the process of trying to save a tooth.
What is the aim of root canal treatment?
The aim of root canal treatment is to alleviate the pain and swelling associated with a dental abscess.
What happens during root canal treatment?
The tooth is thoroughly disinfected, and then the nerve is removed from all the roots of the tooth. The tooth is then sealed to prevent the infection from returning.
How long does root canal therapy take?
Usually RCT therapy takes 1 – 2 visits over a few weeks and each appointment will last for about 1 hour.
What does root canal therapy cost?
Costs start from £220 depending on the complexity of the tooth being treated.