When the ‘pulp’ in the middle of your tooth becomes infected, it’s crucial to act fast. Infection can quickly spread to your root canal and beyond, creating an abscess as well as more serious problems that are difficult to treat.
Root canal treatment targets the source of infection, by removing dead or decaying pulp and cleaning your root canal to stop bacteria in its tracks. The gap is then filled, to leave your teeth looking and feeling healthy once more.
Do I need root canal treatment?
As the tissue in your tooth becomes inflamed, this can lead to pain or swelling, particularly if decay leads to an abscess in your root canal. When left untreated, the infection can spread to other teeth and even the face and neck.
However, with the right care and support from a dentist, the issue can quickly be resolved. Root canal treatment can restore your oral health and prevent further problems, so it’s important to consult a dentist as soon as you become aware of pain, swelling or infection.
A compassionate approach
With years of experience in endodontics, Oxford House is a trusted choice for root canal procedures in Milton Keynes. Our endodontists know how much pain and discomfort tooth infections can cause. We also understand that root canal procedures can be incredibly daunting, particularly for nervous patients.
Our friendly team will guide you through the process, and can provide IV sedation to minimise pain during the procedure. This kind and caring approach has won our dental practice national recognition, to give you peace of mind that you are in safe hands when visiting Oxford House.