root canal theraphy

When is Root Canal Therapy Needed?

Root canal therapy involves removing the pulp from inside a tooth and then resealing the tooth. It’s often used as a last resort to save problem tooth.

Key takeaways:

– Decayed teeth should be treated by a dentist to avoid further decay or infection.

– Discoloured teeth should be checked by a dentist, to avoid root canal therapy.

– Not all cavities produce symptoms, so regular checkups are essential.

Never ignore pain or damage. See a dentist sooner rather than later.

“…your dentist can typically catch these oral health problems early which may help you avoid a root canal or at least an extraction…”

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.