Root canal therapy is only offered as a last resort to save a tooth.
When a tooth has been heavily filled or deeply decayed bacteria can cause inflammation in the nerve tissue.
Typically an infected root will cause intense tooth ache, sensitivity to hot and cold, and pain when chewing. Treatment is required urgently because the infection can spread quickly into the bone and gums and, in severe cases, into the bloodstream.
There are only two ways to treat such an infection – extraction or root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy involves opening a small hole in the top of the tooth and carefully removing the nerve tissue. The root canals are then shaped and widened before being filled with a root cement.
Such a process usually takes 2-3 appointments. Because the treated tooth is more prone to fracturing your dentist may recommend it be fitted with a crown to enable you to eat – and smile – with confidence.
A routine check-up is recommended every six to 12 months for the early detection of dental problems and to keep your teeth healthy.Learn more
Our practice uses the latest technologies and treatment options to ensure the very best outcome no matter what your dental condition. People of all ages are welcome and we have unique care options for nursing home resideLearn more
Custom mouthguards offer much better protection and are far more comfortable than standard mouthguards bought from your chemist. And you can choose from a wide range of colours to match your school or sports team.Learn more
Fillings are the most common type of treatment to address decay and broken teeth. Special Care Dental offers various alternatives to restore teeth or replace old unsightly metal amalgam.Learn more
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is surgically placed in the jaw bone. After about three months a healing abutment is fitted and two weeks later impressions are taken for a new tooth to fit onto the implant.Learn more
Crowns and Bridges
A crown or cap is often the best option for a tooth which is badly worn or broken and at risk of breaking apart. It’s also an excellent way of protecting a tooth which has been heavily filled or weakened by root canal thLearn more
A denture is a removable device used as a replacement for missing teeth and there are two main types – complete and partial.Learn more
Special Care Dental offers sedation to make your visit to the dentist less stressful. Sedation is an excellent option for anyone who has a fear or phobia of dentistry, dislikes needles, suffers from bad gag reflex, and hLearn more
During the night some patients clench and grind their teeth – a surprisingly common condition called bruxism. Patients are often unaware they have bruxism until they become aware of the symptoms.Learn more
Snoring is a common problem which can be harmful to the individual and distressing to other people sleeping nearby.Learn more
Special Care Dental is well-equipped to handle most minor oral surgery from wisdom teeth extractions to placement of titanium dental implants.Learn more
Special Care Dental employs qualified dental hygienists who can help patients maintain healthy gums and teeth.Learn more