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Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected through decay or injury. The pulp lies inside the tooth and delivers its blood supply and nutrients.
If the infection is not removed it can spread throughout the root canal system of the tooth and cause an abscess (which can be extremely painful), and can lead to damage in the bone around the tooth. Without treatment, the tooth is likely to have to be removed.
Root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp and filling the root canals. This can take two or three visits to complete. First we will make the tooth and its surrounding area numb so you won’t feel any pain. Then we seal it with a special filling material which helps avoid any potential problems in the future.
Often the tooth is left weakened by the decay, so we may recommend fitting a crown to strengthen it.
Providing high quality dental care for patients from Kingshurst, Chelmsley Wood, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale, Coleshill, Water Orton, Whitacre Heath, Shustoke, Curdworth, Minworth, Marston Green, Yardley, Stechford & Kitts Green. Patients from other areas in Birmingham also welcome.