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Benefit from the expertise of our highly rated and experienced root canal dentists in Stretford who offer highly effective, pain free and affordable treatment.
With over 23 years combined extensive dentistry experience, they have helped transform the smiles and oral health for hundreds of patients across Manchester.
From your family and friends, you may have heard root canal treatment is a painful and terrible experience! We hope to put this urban legend to rest.
Through dental decay, deep fillings or trauma – bacteria can travel into the internal chamber of the tooth known as the pulp. This will effectively damage or ‘kill’ the nerves/blood vessels.
It can cause symptoms such as pain, tenderness and if left untreated can result in abscess/swelling.
The only effective way of getting rid of these bacteria is to carry out root canal treatment. This treatment uses two different mechanisms – using a file and antibacterial solution to dissolve and kill the bacteria.
Once this has been achieved, we aim to fully close the canal space by using a special filling material to stop bacteria from thriving inside the canal once again.
Why will antibiotics not do the job?
You may be thinking that if there is a bacterial infection, why would antibiotics alone not cure the problem? The basic explanation for this is that the bacteria inside the canal are protected and the antibiotics simply CANNOT reach them.
If the infection has spread to around your tooth, into the supporting structures or further afield, then antibiotics may be appropriate as part of a broader treatment plan. This will always depend on the judgement of the dentist following detailed history and examination.
Treatment with antibiotics alone will almost always ensure a return of the infection as the causative tooth has not been managed.
The dentist will see you, they will listen. A detailed examination is carried out including any xrays required. You will not be made to feel ashamed or embarrassed regardless of how long it was since you last saw a dentist
The treatment plan will be guided by our expertise but ultimately decided by you.
Once the plan has been agreed, our team will hold your hand every step of the way