Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Endodontics or root canal treatment is a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth, which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.  Performed well, root fillings can often be the difference between loosing or keeping a tooth.

How Root Canal Infections are Caused

If you have an infection in your body, white blood cells will be drawn to where there is bacteria; in an attempt to fight the infected area. The unique problem with infection of the root canals, is that the blood vessels supplying the pulpal tissues, have died. Therefore, as there is no blood supply into the root canal, there is also no immune system. This then allows a comfortable place for bacteria to reside, safe from the bodies’ immune system that is trying to remove them.

What does the Treatment Involve?

Root canal treatment often occurs over a series of appointments, depending on how badly infected the canals are. The process of treating the relevant area, includes removing the nerve and pulp, followed by cleaning bacteria from inside the tooth; which is then sealed.

Why Choose Harwood for Root Canal Therapy?

  • We have an in-house registered Endodontic Specialist to provide you with treatment
  • We accept referrals for complex root canal treatment
  • We help you keep as many natural teeth as possible
  • We always take our time to ensure minimal discomfort
  • We are highly experienced with dealing with anxious and nervous patients
  • We produce a clear written treatment plan, including all costs

Specialist Endodontics, Tavistock

Harwood Dental Practice are pleased to accept self referrals from patients as well as from referring clinicians for Endodontic treatment with our in-house specialist, Dr Mohamed Elneklawy. We welcome patients to have their Root Canal Treatment with us at our practice based in Tavistock, with many of our regular referrals travelling from Dartmoor, North Devon, Okehampton and the Cornwall.

Mohamed has a great deal of experience in providing exemplary endodontic treatments, re-treatments and dealing with any of the endodontic mishaps like perforations, broken files and dismantling posts. He will also be accepting referrals for microsurgeries including apicectomies in the near future.

Every patient will have a thorough assessment before deciding on starting any of the treatments, followed by a full explanation of the pros, cons and prognosis of every procedure.

Make a Referral

If you’re a dentist wanting to make a referral for a patient, please visit our referral portal by clicking here. If you’re a patient wanting to book a consultation, please get in touch with us by clicking here.

Options Available

We understand the importance of making our dental care available to everybody – that’s why we offer finance options to spread the cost of your treatment. For an indication of our prices, visit our treatment fees page or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Please be assured that we are still seeing patients for face-to-face appointments.

As a healthcare provider, we have always adhered to high infection control standards. Based on government guidance, our practice continues to adapt and intensify our protocols so our staff can care for our patients safely while the coronavirus remains a threat to everyone’s health.

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