A tooth that has suffered an infection or trauma isn’t beyond salvaging.

In many cases, it’s possible to save it with root canal treatment. Our dentists here in Blackwood are particularly experienced at carrying out root canal treatment, which you may also have heard referred to as endodontic treatment.

Root canal treatment removes infected matter at the heart of a tooth. The tooth is then sealed back up again to protect it from reinfection. In some instances, a crown is fitted to ensure the functionality and aesthetic of the tooth in the long term. This is normally necessary for back teeth such as molars, as opposed to front teeth which are under less biting pressure. However, if discolouration has occurred, we may place a crown on a front tooth, to restore its appearance.

How do teeth become infected?

Infection can occur as a result of an untreated cavity, an abscess or trauma to the face.

How do I know I need root canal treatment?

In many cases, the symptoms of an infected tooth can go unnoticed for quite some time. However, the following symptoms can be indicators that an infection is present:

  • Darkening of an individual tooth.
  • Unpleasant taste in your mouth.
  • Pain or sensitivity around a certain tooth.
  • Chipped or cracked tooth.
  • Swelling in the jaw area.

The best way to avoid a dental infection caused by decay is never to miss a routine dentist appointment. Wearing a custom made mouth guard during contact sports will help to stop trauma from occurring and cutting off the blood supply to your tooth, which would otherwise require root canal treatment.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should make an appointment with your dentist here in Blackwood straight away. An untreated infection could spread to other parts of the mouth, and even enter the bloodstream, causing serious pain and damage to the body.

What is it like to have root canal treatment?

One of the great dentistry myths is that root canal treatment is an uncomfortable procedure to undergo.

In fact, it’s a very routine treatment – our patients are always pleasantly surprised at how simple it is!

We use state-of-the-art magnification technology, allowing us to accurately assess the extent of the infection and treat it efficiently.

For more information regarding this treatment
Contact Us or Call Us 01443 807 845
Back to General Dentistry

Get in touch

Testimonials

google rating thumb

“My first time at the practice was an emergency appointment which was dealt with so efficiently and with such a warm welcome!!! The dentist Jamil…”

Natasha Jones

google rating thumb

“From the moment I booked my appointment with Forest Dental I knew I would be in good hands. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.…”

Zohara Akhtar

google rating thumb

“If you haven't already experienced the lovely, friendly atmosphere at Forest Dental- do please try it. You'll be amazed. I desperately needed a quick fix…”

Steven

google rating thumb

“I am so afraid of the dentist I had not been to for over 13 years. Jamil quickly calmed me down and I had a…”

Ceri Furber-Rees

google rating thumb

“Went to Forest Dental after not seeing a dentist properly for a good 10+ years. Jamil made both my son and I feel comfortable and…”

Stacey Jones

google rating thumb

“I've shied away from dental treatment for many many years & was extremely anxious about having to get an emergency appointment. Whilst I am now…”

Fran

google rating thumb

“Very nervous about my first visit to this Dental practice. There really was no need. Janin the dentist was excellent, friendly, and efficient. He explained…”

Pam Kirby

google rating thumb

“I was super appreciative when I was able to visit Forest dental for an appointment. Jamil & the team were very welcoming and attentive. The…”

Georgia Lewis

google rating thumb

“The team at Forest Dental is outstanding. Everyone was welcoming, friendly and supportive. Dentist Jamil's knowledge, skills and competence are awesome. He was very caring,…”

Bibi Jaffarally

google rating thumb

“Superb dental practice, from the moment I walked through the door I was made to feel at ease. My expectations were set straight away and…”

Gareth Rowles

google rating thumb

“Fantastic service all around! Jamil and the rest of the staff were super friendly, quick, and efficient. I hadn’t been to the dentist in a…”

Ellie Evans

google rating thumb

“The little boy was seen at an emergency appointment because he hurt his mouth in a fall, the dentist was really helpful and welcoming, and…”

Rachel Davies

google rating thumb

“Great experience with Jamil - from start to finish, professional and just a genuinely good guy who wants the best for you. Jamil suggested a…”

Matthew Richards

google rating thumb

“Fantastic service. The surgery is immaculate and the staff are friendly and attentive. Jamil was welcoming and reassuring throughout and took the time to explain…”

Leanne Meek

google rating thumb

“Brilliant experience at the practice. I took my 2 year old daughter after a fall and she chipped her front tooth. The surgery staff were…”

Amelia Brewer

View Testimonials

What perks do we offer?

offer-thumb1

Free Initial Consultation

Google Rating
5.0
Google Rating
Google Rating