A quick guide to having a root canal

In dental care, a few treatment options will make the average patient shudder.


And one of these is an endodontic procedure. This is when an infected pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth containing the nerves of the tooth, is removed and is then replaced with an inert filling material.

Sound familiar? It should, as endodontics is the medical term for a root canal Edinburgh!

If you have recently had an infected tooth and need to have an endodontic treatment performed, come and see our team. We have expertise when it comes to all things related to having a root canal Edinburgh, and we will ensure that the fitting is comfortable and that there are no issues with the aftercare either.

So, with that in mind, what are some of the main advantages of having a root canal Edinburgh fitted?


Having a dental infection is not fun, and, as anyone who has had one will tell you, it can be very uncomfortable.

Endodontic treatment is a common procedure for relieving discomfort caused by an infected or inflamed tooth, and, in almost all cases, even on the day of the procedure, people notice a decrease in their discomfort around the tooth. But you should note that the area may feel bruised for a short time afterwards. This should fade; if it doesn’t, you need to call our team.

Saves the natural tooth

Our team wants to save your teeth, and by removing the damaged or infected tissue inside a tooth, endodontic treatment allows the natural tooth to be saved and restored.

Indeed, if we simply took the tooth out, you would be left with a gap that could look unsightly (based on where it is) and could cause secondary issues to occur, such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Prevents further damage

Endodontic treatment can prevent the spread of infection and further damage to surrounding teeth, gums, and jawbone.

Indeed, an infection in the mouth that is left untreated can spread to the neighbouring tissue and teeth, lead to an issue with root stability and can also be very uncomfortable. And that is before the issue of sepsis is touched! So, if you have an infected tooth, you need to see our team.

Maintains bite stability

Whether the tooth that has become infected is at the back or the front, a saved natural tooth helps maintain bite stability, reducing the need for dental appliances and procedures to replace missing teeth.

In short, an endodontic fitting allows the tooth to do what it was designed to do and will ensure that you can use it for biting and chewing without any issues.


In many cases, endodontic treatment is a more cost-effective solution compared to tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant or bridge. And, as before, if you have a gap in your teeth, then there is a higher chance that you will later suffer from tooth decay or gum disease. So, our team at Edinburgh Endodontics will try to keep as many of your teeth in your mouth as we can!