can your tooth be saved?

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatments are often the most relaxing procedure we provide at Wellswood & Babbacombe Dental, commonly with our patients finding themselves nodding off in the chair!

Root canal treatment (also referred to as endodontics), is the treatment of severely broken down, inflamed or infected teeth. It is generally the last treatment option available in order to save a tooth and usually the required treatment to get our patients out of dental pain.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

There are lots of things to consider with your treatment. During your visit to Wellswood & Babbacombe dental, your dentist will explain the benefits of all treatment options available to you as well as any aftercare needed, such as routine hygine visits.
Pain relief
Root canal treatment can alleviate pain and discomfort caused by an infected or inflamed tooth pulp.
Preservation of the natural tooth
Root canal treatment allows the dentist to remove the infected or inflamed pulp from inside the tooth and then seal it, preserving the natural tooth instead of extraction.
Prevention of further infection
Root canal treatment can prevent further infection or abscesses from developing.
Root canal treatment is often less expensive than tooth extraction and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Improved appearance
Root canal treatment can improve the appearance of the affected tooth by restoring its natural color and shape.

Control your own treatment.

Most importantly we want you to have control over what treatments are best for you as an individual. We always start with a casual and informal chat to understand your specific needs and concerns. Following that, our comprehensive oral health assessment will help us identify any issues that may need addressing. We are then able to discuss bespoke treatment options and allow you to decide which treatment you think to be the most appropriate for your circumstances.

We want you to have a wonderful experience at Wellswood & Babbacombe Dental and are thrilled to welcome new members to our practice. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our services, please do let us know so that we can continue to improve the care and services we provide.