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Dental infections are a common issue affecting the living tissues within a tooth.

Fortunately, infections can be successfully treated with root canal treatment which provides a lifeline for the health of your tooth.

How root canal treatment improves your dental health

  • Prevents a dental infection from spreading.
  • Protects your dental and general health.
  • Reverses unpleasant symptoms.

Good dental care and regular check-ups with the hygienist and dentist are vital for avoiding root canal treatment in the future. Your dentist will guide you on how to optimise your at-home routine and how to protect your teeth against decay and dental trauma that can lead to repeated dental infections.

Your root canal treatment journey

  • Examination: Your mouth is examined for signs of decay. We will ask you if you have been experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and how long these have persisted.
  • Recommendations: We will let you know what the most viable option is moving forwards. In some cases, the tooth can be too infected to treat with a root canal. This said we will always do everything in our power to prolong the health of an infected tooth and avoid extractions.
  • Treatment: If root canal treatment can be performed, this will go ahead under local anaesthetic. The decayed pulp is removed from the tooth, and the root canals are thoroughly cleaned out and filled.
  • Restoration: A crown is made to fit over the top of the tooth to protect it against fracture.


What are the signs that a root canal is needed?

  • Your tooth shade has become darker.
  • A bad taste in your mouth around a particular tooth.
  • A lump around the tooth (an abscess).
  • Swelling in the jaw.
  • Pain and sensitivity.

How much is root canal treatment?

Please view our fee guide for the price of root canal treatment with one of our professional dentists in Leicester.

For more information regarding this treatment
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