Endodontics (root canals)

Pain-free root canal treatment

Endodontics (root canals)

Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal treatment, is normally required when the pulp of the tooth, which contains nourishing nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or inflamed.

The inflammation or infection can cause a variety of problems, such as deep decay and the appearance of cracks and chips, and is often the cause for repeated dental procedures on the tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

How does root canal treatment work?

Root canal treatment is the first step in saving the tooth and involves the removal of the infected pulp tissues from the tooth. The inside of the tooth is then carefully cleaned and disinfected with a special anti-bacterial solution. The canal is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth is restored to full shape and function by either a permanent filling or a crown.

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Church Street Dental
6A Church Street
PE28 3EG


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 8.30am to 5.00pm
(Closed between 1pm & 2pm for Lunch)
Friday – 8.00am to 4.30pm
(Closed between 12pm & 1pm for Lunch)
Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Thank you for your understanding whilst the practice has been closed owing to measures to protect both staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

As you may have heard, the Prime Minister has advised that dental practices can reopen from 8th June 2020.

While this is welcomed news, it comes with a range of requirements, not all of which are yet fully defined, to make sure we are able to treat patients in a way that ensures the health and safety of all concerned. This will include enhanced personal protective measures and operating at a reduced capacity, thus as a consequence we will be seeing fewer patients per day.

Please be assured that the safety of our staff and patients is of paramount importance to us. We have always been focused on infection control, and in addition to what we have always done, we are augmenting our protocols to ensure our response to COVID-19 is both comprehensive and meticulous.

Initially we will be prioritising emergency/urgent care for patients who have contacted us needing help while we have been closed and we will be in contact with them over the coming weeks.

We will be contacting patients individually to arrange appointments where appropriate at this phase of the pandemic. There will be no “walk-in” appointment requests. Patients will only be seen with prior arrangement over the telephone.

As soon as we move to providing more routine care, we will let you know.

We really appreciate you bearing with us at this very difficult time.

If you require any dental advice or information, or feel you have a dental emergency please call or email us and we can arrange a telephone consultation.

Please call us on 01487 843 023 or email us on info@churchstreetdentalpractice.com