Robert Eades has a specialist interest in endodontic treatment.


Robert has invested his time in researching the latest materials and equipment and thrives on perfection.


Robert uses an Operating Microscope for all of his treatment and especially finds it useful for endodontic's, this provides the patient with additional care.


Root canal treatment is a procedure to treat an infection at the core of a tooth (the root canal system).


Root canal treatment is also called endodontics.


The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth when:


  • Tooth Decay occurs
  • Fillings leak
  • Teeth are damaged by trauma, such as a fall


Root canal treatment can be diagnosed when a patient has one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abscess: Swelling inside or outside the mouth
  • Constant deep throbbing pain
  • Spontaneous pain not aggravated by anything
  • Pathology on an x-ray (an area of infection)


Bridge Street Dental Surgery deals with Emergency appointments as a priority and all Existing Practice Plan Patient's will be seen within hours of calling the Surgery.


Out of hours the Emergency mobile is available up to 9pm at night Weekdays and Weekends.


Your dentist will ensure before any treatment is carried out that a sound diagnosis has been made. If the tooth has become infected the tooth can either be root canal treated or extracted.


Antibiotics may be given in some cases, although these are not a long term solution and permanent treatment will need to be carried out.


Root canal treatment can be a difficult procedure for the dentist to perform to the internal complexity of the canal system.


Properly anaesthetised, root canal treatment should not be uncomfortable and quite a relaxing treatment for the patient.


Root canal treatment is normally done over two separate appointments.


The first appointment is the cleaning out process, you will be given local anaesthetic before starting treatment and ensured you are fully numb before commencing. A rubber sheet will be placed where possible to ensure no filling is leaked into the mouth and no bacteria enters the space we are working in. This sheet can be removed at any point but most patients find this reassuring and comfortable. The filling will be removed with water spray and the canals will be accessed and disinfected in this appointment, this is no harder than a simple filling.


On the second appointment we do the same procedure with local anaesthetic and disinfect and prepare the canals, once we are happy with our preparation the canals are sealed with rubber points and a sealant into each canal. Radiographs may be taken to check our progress before sealing. A temporary restoration may be placed depending if the tooth requires further treatment.


Unfortunately root canal treated teeth are more prone to fracturing than unrestored teeth, a crown or inlay may be required although the dentist will discuss this with  you prior to treatment commencing.


A follow up x-rays is normally taken a year after completion to ensure any areas of infection are healing.


If you have further questions or  you would like to book a FREE Assessment for Existing Practice Plan Patient's and only £40 for a New Patient Examination Please phone Sue or Nicola on 01937 833416 or use our contact from.

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