At Berry Lane Dental Surgery in Longridge, Preston we can perform a root canal treatment/endodontic therapy: this is needed when the blood/nerve supply (dental pulp) to the tooth is permanently damaged by trauma or inflammation. The dental pulp can become infected for many reasons, such as dental decay, gum disease and trauma. The infection spreads through the root canal system of the tooth often leading to an abscess formation.
The aim of root canal treatment is to remove all infected tissue from the root canal system. It is then cleaned and filled to try to prevent any further painful episode.