A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes
infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of
the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will
become infected and abscesses may form.
Root canal treatment 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.
Root treatment from Brixham Dental Practice is a very successful and effective way of
treating the tooth. It means the tooth does not need to be extracted which has many benefits
to the patient - you are not left with a gap, the adjacent teeth are kept in the correct
position and it is the best solution aesthetically.
Once the root treatment has been completed, the tooth can be restored with a crown, inlay or
composite filling - these options can be discussed with your dentist.
At Brixham Dental Practice we are very fortunate to have Dr Paul Richardson, our senior
practitioner who practices with a Special Interest in Root Canal Treatment, with over 40
years experience he has performed many successful Root canal treatments.
Paul’s passion for dentistry, along with embracing the most up-to-date technology allows him
to save teeth that patients thought they may have been destined to lose. We believe at
Brixham Dental Practice, that if a tooth has a chance to be saved, we will ensure we do our
upmost to save the tooth and help you to maintain a healthy and pain free mouth.
Most people associate having a root canal with a lot of pain and discomfort. However, while
most people can expect some mild discomfort after a root canal procedure, Modern technology
and the use of anesthetics make this procedure quick, safe, typically pain-free, and an
excellent way to help save the natural tooth.
Many of our patients are surprised at how comfortable the procedure has been and even
questioned if we have started yet. We always ensure at every stage that you are happy and to
be certain that you are at ease throughout the treatment.
19 New Road,Brixham, TQ5 8NB
01803 853 980
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday Appointments available