teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealth

Will I Need a Filling or a Root Canal?

Your dentist will be able to advise which treatment you need for your cavity. Nowadays, both basic fillings and root canal fillings are quick and relatively pain-free.

– If the cavity is small and not causing much pain, you will probably only need a standard filling.

– If the cavity is large, painful or has cracked your tooth, you will probably need a root canal filling to preserve your natural tooth.

– Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups can keep your teeth healthy and prevent cavities forming.

“Don’t delay in making an appointment with your dentist.”

Read the full story here:



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.