Root Canal Treatment
What is root canal treatment?
How much does root canal treatment cost?
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, aims to treat infection at the centre of the tooth. This infection is caused by bacteria, usually caused by tooth decay, unstable fillings, or when the tooth’s enamel is damaged.
It is essential to treat an infected root as the infection can spread via the blood stream into other parts of the body, and an untreated root can cause pain or swelling.
Generally, root treatment of the tooth lasts about 2 hours which is divided into three visits. This dental treatment is part of general dentistry and is available under the NHS. The dentist will use local anaesthetic to remove the infected pulp, clean the root canals and fill them to prevent further infection. It is normal to experience some tenderness once the local anaesthetic has worn off but this will subside. The cost of root canal treatment on a posterior tooth ranges between £46.68 and £82.80. The treatment on an anterior tooth costs £39.56. Your dentist will provide you with a written estimate before the treatment, so there will be no surprises. The treatment procedure and the care necessary after the treatment will be explained to you in the surgery as well.
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Here at Inverurie Smile Care all our dentists have multiple years of experience in performing root canal treatment. We thrive to provide pain-free, affordable quality treatment so all our patients leave with a smile on their face. Our surgery is open 8AM to 8PM to suit the lifestyle of even our busiest patients. With free parking for our patient, free Wi-Fi in the patient waiting area, text message reminders, friendly and professional staff, we try to provide the very best care and comfort for our patients.