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If your tooth's pulp becomes damaged it may result in a 'dead' tooth. It is then more likely to get infected because it's no longer protected by your immune system.

There are a number of ways that your tooth's pulp can be damaged. These include:

  • decay
  • injury
  • gum disease

All of these conditions can lead to bacteria infiltrating the pulp causing blood vessels and nerves to die.

Without treatment, a collection of pus (an abscess) can form at the root tip. This can lead to pain and swelling and may cause damage to the bone around your tooth.

The aim of root canal treatment is to get rid of the damaged pulp and the bacteria that are causing the infection. It involves removing inflamed or dead nerves and blood vessels from the centre of your tooth. This is done by drilling a hole through the top of your tooth into the root canal system and removing the dead tissue. The empty root canal system is then cleaned, filled and a permanent seal is put over the top of your tooth.

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To our Patients and Friends of The Brookmans Park Dental Practice,

Our team have been working tirelessly to keep our practice a clean and safe environment for you.

As a Dental Practice, we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything we do. In addition to our usual scrupulous cross infection control measures, we have been paying particularly close attention to all government guidance and updates related more specifically to Corona virus.

Given the unprecedented situation in the UK regarding the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus, we feel we must use our own clinical judgement and act in the best interests of our patients and staff.

We feel it is essential that we do our part to reduce the spread of this virus, and so, it is with very heavy hearts, that we have taken to decision to temporarily suspend routine treatments until further notice. We will of course keep you updated with the latest information on our website www.bpdp.co.uk

Looking after the health of our patients is our absolute priority and so we will be operating an Emergency Telephone Consultation service for our patients who have urgent pain or swelling during this period of closure. If you have a dental emergency, please call us on 01707 644426 or 111 and follow the instructions on the recorded message.

As a team, we are doing everything we possibly can to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue our usual high standard of dental care for you when we return.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe,
The Team at The Brookmans Park Dental Practice

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