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Endodontics

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry dedicated to saving infected teeth. While an endodontist is trained in several different procedures, the most common is root canal treatment.

What is dental pulp?

The soft tissue at the centre of a tooth is the dental pulp. This tissue contains the tooth’s blood vessels and nerve endings.

How does the pulp become infected?

Tooth decay creates cavities in the teeth that enable bacteria to enter the central pulp chamber. A tooth becomes infected when bacteria penetrate the tooth’s surface and attack the pulp.

A crack that forms while chewing or through an accidental injury can also allow bacteria to enter the tooth.

What are the symptoms of a dental pulp infection?

Patients with a pulp infection may notice severe, persistent toothache, discomfort in the jaw, swelling in their gum or sensitivity.

What does an endodontist do besides root canal treatments?

An endodontist has undergone specialist training to perform more complex procedures. These include re-root canals or an apicectomy when the first attempt to save the tooth has failed.

When performing a root canal treatment, a dentist may place a tiny post into the canal to support a crown. While complications are rare, an endodontist will perform a post-removal procedure.

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COVID-19 update

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team