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Referrals to our sister practice,
Widney Dental Care,
for the following treatments are available...

Root Canal Treatment



Why would you need Root Canal Treatment?

When a tooth is cracked or has a deep interior cavity, bacteria can enter and cause decay of the nerve, tissue, and blood vessels in the tooth canal.


Traditionally, this type of core tooth damage meant an extraction of the affected tooth, but advances in technology mean that the problem can be solved via this path instead.

Our experienced clinicians will clean, disinfect, and refill the interior of the tooth to prevent serious pain and permanent damage.


What is involved?

Root canal treatments can sometimes take a few hours to complete, so we usually split treatments into more than one session to make it as comfortable for you.

First visit:

1. Anaesthesia is injected to numb the affected tooth
2. Your dentist makes a hole through the crown of the tooth
3. The dentist removes pulp using tiny delicate instruments
4. The canal is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
5. The canal is gently shaped so it can easily be filled with a harmless
rubber-based material that helps prevent future infection
6. A permanent pin maybe fixed in the root of the tooth to make it
7. The cavity is either filled or temporarily sealed


Second visit:

The temporary sealing is removed to complete the permanent root filling if not completed in the first visit. The clinician will then discuss the option of having a crown fitted - we believe this is the best option after root canal treatment. 


What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’ve experienced an unfortunate accident, or your teeth have become damaged over time, dental implants help patients to seamlessly and permanently restore their smile, allowing them to take pride in their teeth again. 

Choosing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth (or a few missing teeth) is a more permanent and secure solution compared to other treatments such as bridges or dentures, providing you with the confidence to show a completely natural-looking smile.


The implant involves a titanium screw being placed directly into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth’s root. This procedure is generally performed under local anaesthetic, but if you’re feeling particularly nervous about your dental implant, our dentist will be happy to give you a sedative to help you remain relaxed. 


The bone surrounding this new root will gradually fuse to it, which will ensure your dental implant stays firmly in place. A false tooth in the form of a crown will then be fitted to the new implant. Our dentists will take impressions of your existing teeth, which will allow the false tooth to be created to match the rest of your teeth in terms of size, shape and colour. This will allow you to achieve a natural-looking finished smile. 

Benefits of Dental Implants...

The fact that dental implants look and feel like your own teeth mean there are both physical and cosmetic benefits:


  • Permanent tooth replacement

  • Durable and convenient

  • Help to keep your teeth and jaw strong

  • Discreet and natural-looking

  • Help to improve oral health 

  • No need for denture glue

  • Smile with confidence! 

What is Intravenous Sedation?

This form of pain and anxiety control involves injecting a sedative into a vein of a patient’s arm or hand. This approach is usually reserved for patients undergoing extensive dental procedures or for the extremely anxious patient. Dentists need to monitor the oxygen level of patients receiving IV sedation and may need to give such patients additional oxygen during the procedure. With IV sedation, the patient is awake but very relaxed.

What does it feel like? Will I be asleep?

The answer is no, you will not. A lot of dental offices and practices use terms such as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight sleep” when talking about IV sedation. This is confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. These terms are more descriptive of deep sedation. Deep sedation isn’t commonly used (in the U.K. at least), and is classified as general anesthesia (even though sedation occurs on a continuum).

In reality, you remain conscious during conscious IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist.

However, you may not remember much (or anything at all) about what went on because of two things:

  • IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on

  • The drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off.

As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened. Many people remember nothing at all. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.


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