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Root canal treatment at mydentist

Root canal treatments (RCT), also known as endodontic treatments, are common dental procedures used to treat infections in the root canal system of a tooth. These infections are caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and penetrate teeth due to decay, leaky fillings, or trauma.

These kinds of infections can be very painful, but root canal treatment is a straightforward way of relieving this pain - often without the need for tooth extraction - helping get you back on track quickly.

Why should I choose root canal treatment?

There are several reasons why you might undergo root canal treatment. Most often, it’s used to relieve toothache due to infection in the root canal itself. Dentists can often carry out root canals without removing the natural tooth, which is preferable for many people.

What does root canal treatment involve?

The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the treatment area to minimise any discomfort. During the treatment, your dentist will clean the inside of the infected tooth using special instruments and rinses.

Root canal FAQs

Is root canal treatment safe?

All our dentists are highly trained and will make sure the procedure is as safe as possible. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always a small risk of complication. Some rare complications of root canal treatment can include broken files or damage to the roots caused by the files or drills used during the procedure.

Will it hurt?

When performed correctly, root canal treatment shouldn’t hurt. Your dentist will provide a local anaesthetic to numb the area and minimize any discomfort you might feel. If you have any concerns or questions about the procedure, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss them with your dentist before your appointment.

How much does a root canal cost?

The cost of a root canal can depend on the severity of the infection and your current dental health. However, at {my}dentist, we strongly believe everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care, which is why we offer the {my}options affordable private care plan, with flexible finance options and a number of ways to pay to suit you.