Root canal treatments, or endodontics, are a means of treating an infected tooth to save it when it may otherwise need to be removed. The treatment is required when the centre of a tooth becomes infected, most often from bacteria that live in tooth decay.
There are several symptoms to look for, which can signal a root canal's need, many of which appear without visual signs such as cracks or chips to the tooth. For any of the following issues in your teeth and gums, we recommend you get in touch with your dentist. We'll book you in and get the issue addressed in no time; our top priority is always making sure your dental health is the best it can be.
A root canal aims to remove any infected or inflamed pulp, which is the soft tissue found inside a tooth. The dentist will carefully clean and shape the root canal inside before filling and sealing to prevent further infection.
These treatments may often be followed by fitting a crown or filling to protect the tooth in the future, but now the infection-free tooth will continue to function like any other.
We understand that many patients may be afraid to have treatments such as root canals as they think it'll be a painful process. However, at Cardonald Smiles, we do everything possible to ensure a comfortable visit with us no matter what treatment you receive. Most patients report no pain during the procedure for root canals, thanks to the fantastic modern techniques and anaesthetics used.
The treatment is to relieve patients of toothache and is followed by only slight discomfort and sensitivity following the procedure, which can be reduced by over-the-counter painkillers. If you are worried, concerned or have any questions regarding the treatment, get in touch. One of our friendly dentists will be happy to talk you through anything you wish to know.
Excellent dentist pleasant manner and a pain free experience. I would definitely recommend them.
Ross is a great dentist.Took time to explain to my son about his treatment as he has a learning disability.Carried out all his treatment through local anaesthetic. Shows utmost respect to disabled people.
Excellent dental practice . Both Katrina and Donna work to the highest possible standards, providing both a relaxed and professional environment . I would unquestionably highly recommend !
Lovely welcoming dental practice! Katrina and the staff are so friendly and professional. Always feel comfortable and well looked after when I’ve had treatment
100% cannot recommend enough! Made to feel so at ease by Katrina!
Brilliant service as usual at Cardonald Smiles - top notch dentist and great staff. Keep up the good work!
The most amazing dentist i have ever been too, made me feel so comfortable and im very scared of the dentist staff are all friendly and welcoming even though i have only attended once so far i highly recommend this dentist.
Highly recommended practice. Being a nervous patient and having a fear of dentists something is I acquired at an early age. Katrina put me at ease, explained my treatment in detail and was very gentle.
Great service. Staff are all lovely and friendly. So glad I changed to them.
You feel as if you matter to them.