Root Canal

At Fryern Dental Practice in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, root canal treatments are a common and important procedure provided by our experienced team of dental professionals. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is necessary when the pulp tissue within a tooth becomes infected or damaged. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as deep cavities, trauma, cracks, or previous dental work.

During a root canal treatment, the infected or damaged pulp is removed from the tooth, and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The tooth is then sealed with a filling material, and a dental crown may be placed over the top of the tooth to provide additional protection and support.

What Our Patients Say

At Fryern Dental Practice, we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our root canal treatments are as comfortable and efficient as possible. Our skilled team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have, to help ensure that you feel confident and relaxed throughout your treatment.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, or if you have been told that you may need a root canal treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team at Fryern Dental Practice in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and comfort, and we look forward to providing you with the high-quality care that you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth and filling it with a material to prevent further infection or decay.

You may need a root canal if the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma to the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

Root canals are performed under local anaesthesia, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity for a few days after the procedure.

A root canal usually takes one to two appointments, depending on the severity of the infection or damage to the tooth. The procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

While root canals are generally safe and effective, there are some risks associated with the procedure, including infection, damage to surrounding teeth or tissues, and the need for additional dental work.

After a root canal, you should avoid chewing on the affected tooth until it has been fully restored with a crown or filling. You should also practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily, to prevent further decay or infection.