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If a tooth is broken or a cavity or hole becomes so large that it reaches into the root canal, then bacteria may enter and destroy the nerves. This may be extremely painful and can lead to abscess formation and infection in the gum or jawbone.

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system)

Root canal fillings can avoid the need for extraction of the affected tooth.

Once the root filling is completed, the tooth is restored using a filling, an inlay or a crown. Your dentist will be able to advise you accordingly.

This treatment is available on the NHS (Band 2). If the dentist feels the procedure is particularly difficult then a referral to a private specialist will be discussed.

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Last updated: 04.09.2019

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