Root Canal Treatment

Sometimes a tooth fractures or gets so badly infected the nerve inside dies, which can lead to pain and swelling.  In these cases we have a few options, the last of which is extracting the tooth.  We can in a quite a few cases, save the tooth by removing the infected or dying nerve from within the root and filling the canal.

As you may imagine this is quite a delicate and skilful procedure.  However you are in good hands as our dentists are very skilled in this and have a high success rate.  On the rare occasion that they feel that further expertise is needed they can refer you to a specialist (endodontist).

After root canal treatment the tooth can become more brittle, your dentist may advise that the tooth be crowned in order to restore the strength and or appearance.

For the first few days after treatment there may be some discomfort, this should however settle as the infection clears.

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Please check the Coronavirus Page for details of arrangements for emergency dental care.

Just to keep you updated:
As the situation continues, we have to suspend all appointments until further notice. As soon as we know when we can open, our team will get in touch to reschedule your dental appointments.
At all times we have your safety in mind along with that of our team.
The same emergency procedures are in place.

Keep safe – Keep well – Keep brushing.

Main Street Dental Team

At your next visit why not ask about teeth whitening.

Did you know that teeth whitening is only legally carried out by a qualified Dental Professional?

Do not compromise.


Opening times during the festive season.

The practice will close after Monday 23rd December.

The practice will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

During this closure, patients of the practice may phone for details of the emergency numbers.

Please note that the call-out fee is £80 plus the cost of any treatment.


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