Staina House Dental Practice

Root Canal Treatment in Garstang

Our dedicated dentists in Garstang provide exceptional private root canal treatment. Commonly known as endodontics or RCT, this procedure is meticulously carried out to ensure the utmost care and comfort for our patients.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Successful root canal treatment allows a patient to keep a tooth that may otherwise require extraction. We carry out root canal surgery under a local anaesthetic to ensure that the tooth being treated is completely numb. Our dentists in Garstang understand that root canal treatment can feel daunting, which is why we work in a gentle and relaxing manner and strive to make you feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

Why Might I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment or ‘root fillings’ may be performed on teeth that have suffered irreparable nerve damage, caused either by dental decay, fractures or following extensive dental treatment. On front teeth, this commonly follows a fall or trauma in which the tooth and nerve are badly damaged.

If left untreated, a dead tooth can lead to pain, swelling and infection. Our root canal dentists in Garstang aim to reduce this risk without needing to extract the tooth.

The Root Canal

The tooth is made up of three parts. The enamel is the hard outer shell of the tooth which is usually only a couple of millimetres thick. The dentine is a soft bone-like material that is underneath the enamel. The centre of the tooth contains the pulp; a collection of nerves and blood vessels. The pulp has a path that passes through the middle of the tooth into the gum and the jawbone, known as a root canal. Sometimes a tooth will have more than one root canal.

What Does Root Canal Surgery Involve?

Root canal surgery involves the removal of dead or damaged nerve tissue, as well as any bacteria from within the nerve canal, using special equipment. The nerve canal space is then filled with a rubbery material to prevent bacteria from re-entering and causing an infection. This seals the tooth from one end to the other.


Most root canal treatments are straightforward but some can be more complex. An endodontist is a root canal specialist. In some advanced cases, we work closely with a local endodontic specialist to provide the best care for your tooth.

Re-treatment of an old root canal filling in a tooth can sometimes be required. In this situation, the old root canal filling material is removed, the inside of the tooth cleaned and a new root canal filling is placed.


Get in touch with us

For more information about root canal treatment or to book an appointment with our Garstang dentists, please contact us. Call the practice on 01995 605 707 today.

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