Teeth are made up of a crown, the white bit that we can see in the mouth, and the root. Within the root of the teeth, there are canals, these contain the nerve and blood supply to the teeth – known as the pulp. Different teeth have different numbers of roots and thus canals.
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Root canal treatment can also be called endodontics. This type of treatment is needed when the pulp is irreversibly infected/inflamed due to decay or trauma. The treatment may need to be carried out over 2 appointments.

First, the dentist will have to find and gain access to the canals in the teeth, these canals are then cleaned and shaped. This is done to remove the inflamed/infected pulp (which is causing the pain) and to rid the canals of bacteria. The roots of the tooth will then be filled with a natural rubber material and then a final restoration will be placed – this could be in the form of a filling or crown depending on the tooth in question.

Root Canal FAQ

Why does a root canal treatment need to be carried out in 2 appointments?
At The Mews Practice in Guildford, the first appointment will focus on removing the infected tissue in your tooth. The second appointment is where the root canal gets cleaned and then filled with a crown to prevent further infection.
Does it hurt to get root canal treatment?
With advancing technology, root canal treatment should no longer be that painful. You will be given a local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel anything during the actual treatment. You may experience some soreness in the few days after root canal treatment which you can manage with paracetamol. Be sure to continue with a good oral hygiene.
What should I not do after having root canal treatment?
may want to avoid eating hard and crunchy foods in the first few days after root canal treatment. Instead, try sticking with soft foods like yoghurt, mashed potato and scrambled egg. Avoid hot food and drinks in the day or two after root canal. Avoid exercising for a day or two to prevent any possible complications. Brush your teeth as usual but refrain from flossing for the first few days at least. You can rinse your mouth with salty warm water to reduce inflammation and ease the pain.

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