If the inner part of the tooth, the pulp, becomes infected, we may have to remove the affected tissue to stop the tooth from being extracted. This infection may have been caused by decay, a damaged filling, tooth wear or trauma. If symptoms are present, they may include pain, sensitivity, discolouration, gum tenderness or swelling.
We remove the infected pulp under local anaesthetic. After cleaning, we shape the root canals and flush with an anti-bacterial solution. We fill and seal the canals and then restore the tooth’s shape and function with a permanent onlay or a crown.
We always prefer to preserve a natural tooth as missing teeth can lead to bone loss and chewing problems. It can also be costly to replace a lost tooth.
This dentist is currently brilliant if only my doctors at Moorswalk were as good as this dentist.
Staff was very friendly and the dentist was very calming, explained everything she was doing.
Staff are always very friendly.
Priya is very thorough and gentle. As a nervous patient, she reassured me and talked me through every step of my treatment which was of great comfort to me personally thank you Priya.