Endodontic treatment is more commonly called root canal treatment. This treatment is necessary if you have infection in the pulp (which is made up of blood vessels and nerves) inside your tooth. If we were to leave the infection untreated there could be swelling and pain in the surrounding bone and you may ultimately lose the tooth.

If you have an abscess, it may be necessary for us to prescribe you a course of antibiotics prior to carrying out the treatment and Donal, Sean or Claire will give you a full outline of what to expect during the treatment.

Before we commence we will give you adequate local anaesthesia. We will then open the tooth and remove this damaged pulp before filling and sealing it. Quite often we will recommend the placing of a dental crown to further protect the structure of the tooth.

We are often asked if having a root canal treatment is painful. Suffice to say the entire team at Penryn Dental Practice want to ensure your comfort at all times and we are highly trained to minimise any pain you may feel before, during and after treatment.


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- Luke

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- Rosie

I’m a very nervous dental patient but Donal O’Halloran really put me at ease, so much so that I was not at all anxious when it came to him actually examining my teeth.

- Anne

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- Martin

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