Root canal treatment helps to cure the inside of the tooth. It is indispensable when the fleshy tissue is infected or swollen.

The foremost objective of root canal treatment is to treat the contagion, save the tooth, as well as avert further obstacles. Our root canal dentist has performed over 5000 root canals using the latest digital technology plus microscopes.

We are dedicated to giving a high standard of expert care.

RCT (Root Canal Treatment) is the ideal method to deal with an infection in the nerve hub of the tooth, identified as the fleshy tissue or pulp.


How did I need a root canal in the first place?

The pulp is the delicate, internal centre of the tooth that comprises of the blood and nerve supply and connective tissue. The pulp gets infected due to:

  • Injury or Decay.
  • Broken Tooth
  • Bottomless Cavity

Broken Teeth and Bottomless Cavities both of which can give microscopic organisms a chance to enter the pulp.

In case the pulp is infected, the disease may spread through the root canal arrangement of the tooth which may, in the long run, prompt an abscess.

In the event that RCT is implemented, the infection will develop at the root tip, and extend into the jawbone, resulting in an abscess with pain and swelling as the outcome.

If RCT is not performed then the tooth may have to be extracted. The objective of the treatment is to do away with all infection formed in the root canal. The root is cleaned and filled to avoid any kind of further infection.

What happens if my tooth is infected down the centre?

Normally an extraction cannot be avoided since the pulp has been infected.

Basically, this implies the nerves at the centre of the tooth are dying a slow death. Let alone the reality that you will almost certainly as well be going through slight pain. Under such a situation the majority of the patients will look for an immediate relief – an extraction. While removal may get rid of the hurting tooth, it is not the most excellent alternative in the long-run.

What happens during a Root Canal Treatment?

RCT will generally include at least two or even more visits to your specialist Dentist In Leeds. During your first appointment, the pulp that is infected will be removed. After this, the root canal is cleaned and prepared to be filled by means of thin files.

A provisional filling is introduced and the tooth is allowed to settle. The tooth is checked during your second visit normally after 2 weeks and when all the contamination has cleared, the permanent filling is applied to the tooth.

Why should I choose Root Canal and not removal?

The advantages of RCT

When the natural root canal of the tooth is saved then the advantages are:

  • Effective masticating
  • Usual biting power and taste feeling
  • Natural appearance
  • Defend remaining teeth from damage
  • The majority of the treated teeth last as long as natural ones

Steps Taken in RCT

This is what we do during an RCT

  • First, the tooth is analysed and x-rayed to comprehend the issue and the condition of the tooth. The x-ray will help in planning the RCT as it will show the depth, number, and size of the roots that need treatment. After this, the nerve will be taken out so that the canals can be disinfected and cleaned thoroughly. In order to provide a smooth surface, the root canals are moulded. Even after this if any infection is found then it will be filled provisionally with filling material. This dental procedure is done under local anaesthesia. It may take a few weeks or even months till the tooth becomes free of any bacteria.
  • When you visit the dentist the time, the impermanent filling is taken out. Now the root canal will be filled with a permanent rubbery filling which is otherwise known as gutta-percha. In case the tooth is completely damaged then it has to be build-up by means of a post prior to the setting of the crown. Hence, a metal or synthetic rod is embedded to the canal for extra support. Following this either a crown or any other restoration is put into place on the tooth.


Once the main phase of treatment procedure is complete you should not bite or chew on the treated tooth until the treatment is complete. During the initial few days after the procedure, your teeth may be sensitive.

This uneasiness can be mitigated with a few over-the-counter drugs. When you have your tooth reestablished, you ought to regard it as your natural one. Adopt appropriate oral cleanliness and remember to go for regular dental checkups.


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