Root canal treatment

The pulp (nerve) is the soft tissue at the very heart of the tooth. Dental decay, cracking tooth structure or failing restorations may cause a risk to the pulp. If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected root canal treatment is indicated to prevent pain and to allow the tooth to be restored.

Root canal treatment is almost always painless. It is important to control the working conditions in the mouth and then we access the root canals via the top of the tooth. We then clean, disinfect and shape the canals so they can be sealed to prevent future infection.

The tooth’s shape and function is restored with a permanent filling or crown. Crowns are always indicated for molar and premolar teeth to prevent fracture and ensure a good bacterial seal. This represents a significant investment in time and money. Our techniques include safe and effective isolation of the tooth and the most modern shaping and preparation systems.

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Hockley Dental Surgery,
2 Woodlands Parade,
Main Road,
Hockley,
Essex,
SS5 4QU

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Opening hours

Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
Saturday
09:00 - 13:00
Sunday
Closed

Opening Saturdays and late by appointment
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01702 203 177

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