Welcome to SE Clinical
Endodontics is one of the few procedures in dentistry that has a predictable outcome if treatment is performed properly and to a high standard. Our dentists are experienced in providing effective root canal treatment and advice on how to care for the tooth following the procedure.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is more commonly known as root canal treatment and is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury to the dental pulp.
What causes disease or injury to the pulp?
The most frequent causes are extensive decay, deep fillings, trauma (such as a blow to the tooth), cracks, and gum disease.
What is the result?
When a pulp is left exposed to bacteria infection can occur and, if left untreated, can build up at the tip of the root, forming an abscess. This often causes pain and swelling and can lead to the destruction of the bone supporting the tooth.
What does the treatment involve?
Wherever possible we try to do all the treatment in one visit, but more appointments may be necessary depending on the complexity of the case. The infected dental pulp is cleaned away, the inside of the roots are also cleaned and slightly enlarged and then finally sealed.
Will the root canal treatment discolour the tooth?
This can happen – though rarely. We do have several ways of treating this outcome, such as crowning the tooth, placing a veneer or using a bleaching treatment.
What are the alternatives?
The only alternative is to extract the tooth. This can lead to the surrounding teeth shifting position which may cause further problems.
Root canal treatment explained in a short video
Our referral services
Please telephone us on 0161 926 9535 for details of our referral services at SE Clinical. We are open 9:00 to 5:00 Monday-Friday.
To make an appointment
Please contact our clinical reception team on 0161 926 9535. We are open 9:00 to 5:00 Monday-Friday. Outside of these hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible
SE Clinical and simplyendo
SE Clinical is the clinical division of simplyendo®