Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
If your tooth is significantly decayed or becomes damaged through accidental injury, bacteria can penetrate to the soft tissues at the centre of the tooth. This tissue houses all your tooth’s blood vessels and nerve endings.
An infected tooth can be very uncomfortable. You may experience a persistent toothache and heightened sensitivity to hot and cold.
Over time, the nerve of the tooth will begin to die. When this happens, the tooth may begin to turn grey and get progressively darker in colour. However, an infected tooth can be completely asymptomatic and may only be identified on a routine x-ray.
Under a local anaesthetic, your dentist will make an opening in the tooth to access the root canal. They will then remove the infected tissue and fill the root canal with an antibacterial sealant material.
Once the infection is removed, they will rebuild the tooth, either with a filling or, if the damage is more significant, by fitting a dental crown.
To prevent the infection from spreading to surrounding teeth and tissue the infected tooth is extracted.
Covid-19 Update 19.07.21
The rules about mask wearing and distancing are being removed as from 19th July.
However, healthcare establishments including dental practices will still request that you wear a mask when you attend, as our regulations are not changing as yet.
Etwall Dental Practice team are working extremely hard to provide a great service, thank you for bearing with us so far.
Due to the increase in dental care and, restrictions have not been changed for dental practices, waiting times for appointments have become longer.
We understand this may cause frustration, but we are doing our very best to accommodate your dental care.
Etwall Dental Practice supports the government’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ campaign for Health Service Staff