Root Canals & Gum Disease

Root Canals & Gum Disease


Root Canals & Gum Disease in Neston, Wirral

A root canal could be your pathway to relief from severe tooth pain and infection, preserving your natural tooth. Our gum disease treatments focus on halting the progression of periodontal conditions, reducing inflammation, and restoring your oral health. Take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile today.

Root Canals

No More Pain

For a deeper understanding of root canal treatment, it’s crucial to comprehend the anatomy of a tooth. A tooth is comprised of various layers.

Externally, it’s encased in a protective layer of enamel – the visible portion. Below the enamel, there’s a significantly dense layer known as dentin. At the core of the tooth resides the pulp, a soft tissue filled with blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. This pulp extends from the crown (the part visible above your gums) all the way to the tips of the roots. Larger teeth can have multiple roots, and the pulp channel runs through each of these roots.

All About Root Canals

Why You May Need A Root Canal

In the past, pulp infection or inflammation—caused by dental decay, tooth damage like cracks or chips, repeated dental work, or accidental injury (even without visible external signs)—would lead to tooth extraction. This often resulted in an unattractive gap or necessitated the cost of a bridge or denture replacement.

Today, we have the ability to save the affected tooth. This is achieved by excising the pulp, ensuring all bacteria are eradicated, and meticulously filling the resultant void. The tooth’s strength and functionality are typically restored with a crown, keeping your smile intact.

A tooth root is very small and the treatment is intricate. While the cost of the treatment might be higher compared to extractions, it is generally still more economical than the expense associated with replacing a lost tooth.

Gum Disease

Gum Disease Impacts Gums, Bones And Ligaments

When left unchecked, gum disease can evolve into a severe condition known as periodontitis. In such cases, the underlying structures that support the tooth, including the jaw bone and connective ligaments, are deteriorated. Without intervention, these structures could recede to the point where tooth loss is inevitable.

Gum Disease is the primary cause of tooth loss among adults over 45 in the U.K., as per the most recent Adult Dental Health Survey (1998).

Understanding Gum Disease

At Redcliffe Dental Practice, we're proud to offer Gum Disease Treatment.

What is the cause of Gum Disease?

The main cause is bacteria around the base of the teeth forming a sticky layer known as plaque or biofilm. This biofilm serves as a structured habitat, allowing bacteria to thrive and multiply. While bacteria play a key role in periodontitis, gum disease is a multifactorial condition. Other contributing factors encompass smoking, genetic predisposition, hormonal fluctuations (like during pregnancy), stress, specific medications, and medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

How to treat Gum Disease?

The first step is booking an appointment with a dentist who will assess the gum tissue and accurately diagnose the specific type and progression level of the underlying gum disease. The ultimate objective of periodontal treatment is to halt disease advancement and preserve natural teeth. Cases of heightened severity may necessitate specialised care under the guidance of a periodontist.

What we will do

At Redcliffe Dental Practice, our esteemed periodontist, Dr. Stephan Eidam, brings over a decade of expertise in managing a wide array of periodontal diseases. Dr. Eidam is proficient in delivering comprehensive periodontal care, helping you maintain the health and longevity of your natural teeth. Get in touch today!


Client Feedback

Tommy Hair

Thank you Tom and the rest of the Redcliffe team for my beautiful teeth transformation. I am now so in love with my new smile and it’s all thanks to you. Great staff, amazing prices and FABULOUS results, best dentist around, definitely recommend! The treatment I had was composite bonding. Thank you again.

Debbie Singleton

Having avoided the dentist for too long I chose Redcliffe because of the It's Been a While section on the website. Everyone from my initial contact with the reception team, my first appointment with Claire, root canal with Tom and visit to Jay the hygienist has been reassuring and provided excellent care. Would highly recommend Redcliffe.

Andy Abram

I’ve been with Redcliffe for over 15 years and I can honestly say that they are brilliant. I have had plenty done in that time - fillings, root canal and an implant and all have been executed with professionalism and skill. I totally respect Claire’s opinion and experience, and trust her to offer the best advice and treatment. The hygienists have all been great too. I cannot recommend Redcliffe enough.

Roy H

Having had a dental phobia for 50+ years, I was terrified on my first visit to Redcliffe. They have been completely brilliant, with their care, patience and expertise, and have completely restored my smile, just in time for my daughter's wedding. For the first time in decades, I've been able to smile and laugh without any embarrassment. I can't thank Massie enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. I just wish I could have done this years ago! Don't hesitate, they're just fantastic!

David McMillan

Claire and her team at Redcliffe Dental provide an OUTSTANDING and five star service. The practice has a unique blend of professionals ranging from standard dental care and hygienists to Implantologists catering for every possible requirement of modern dentistry with state of the art dental technology. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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