Dear Patients
Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to ensure that the practice can re-open safely for all staff and patients as and when instructed to do so. Based on the UK Government and CDO England announcements on 28th May 2020 we are now preparing to reopen from 8th June however this is on an emergency basis only and treatment options will still be limited. In order for us to safely do this, we have had to make changes to the way in which we will work and function as a practice. To prioritise the safety of all staff and patients, measures have been put in place to try and minimise non essential contact.

As soon as we are able to confirm an exact date of the practice fully re-opening as well as the nature of the work we will be able to carry out , we will let you know and we will endeavour to schedule appointments for all of those who appointments were unfortunately cancelled.

We politely ask that you do not call to book routine appointments at this stage.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding during this time however, in the meantime if you have a dental emergency our staff are still here to help. We are able to provide advice on all aspects of your dental health and arrange emergency appointments on a triage basis. Please contact the reception team directly.

Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or dies. With effective local anaesthetic, root canal treatment is a painless procedure. It is a very important procedure as it preserves the tooth saving it from extraction.

Root canal treatment can often be done in one session, or you may need to have treatment over more than one session. How long your treatment takes will depend on how severe your dental problem is and the type of tooth in question. If your affected tooth is a molar with two or three root canals, the treatment may be more difficult and involve more sessions.

Your treated and restored tooth/teeth can last a lifetime with proper care. Because tooth decay can still occur in treated teeth, good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.

As there is no longer a pulp keeping the tooth alive, root-treated teeth can become brittle and are more prone to fracture. This is an important consideration when deciding whether to crown or fill a tooth after root canal treatment.

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