Emergency root canal appointment near King's Cross
An emergency root canal treatment appointment will be necessary if you’re experiencing constant, throbbing pain in the jaw following long-developed caries or dental trauma.
If the root of a tooth has become infected and you can either sense a foul smell or are experiencing pain or discomfort, do not postpone booking a treatment; the pain will not cease without the interference of a dentist.
Book an appointment online or give our friendly receptionists a call at 020 8748 9365.
Emergency root canal treatment explained
When the root of a tooth becomes infected, the infection typically develops unnoticed for a few days or weeks. When located under a filling, this process can go on for even longer, infecting and sometimes destroying the nerve.
The root canal of the infected tooth needs to be immediately treated/removed to prevent the infection from spreading. Depending on the complexity of the case, some emergency root canal treatments may require more than one procedure. The number of appointments will depend on the treated tooth; front teeth have only one root canal while molars have two and in some cases, three roots.
Topical sedation is provided before each root canal treatment procedure the patient has no sensation in the treated tooth. Using specialised dental instruments, the dentist then removes the nerve, completely emptying the tooth canal. Following the application of topical medicine, allowing the place to calm, the canal is filled with gutta-percha, a natural polymer prepared from latex from the percha tree (Palaquium gutta).
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