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Experiencing swelling and tenderness in the gums can be quite uncomfortable, and it’s important to understand what might be causing these symptoms. Could a root canal be the solution? Let’s explore this further.

Can a Root Canal Cure My Swelling and Tenderness in GumsWhat Causes Swelling and Tenderness in the Gums?

Swelling and tenderness in the gums can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Gingivitis: This is the earliest stage of gum disease, caused by the buildup of plaque at the gumline. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can produce toxins that irritate the gum tissue, causing gingivitis.
  • Periodontitis: If gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis, where the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These small spaces between teeth and gums can collect debris and can become infected.
  • Tooth abscess: This is a pocket of pus that’s caused by a bacterial infection, often in the root of the tooth.
  • Improper brushing or flossing techniques: If you brush or floss too hard, you can cause your gums to become irritated and swollen.
  • Hormonal changes: Changes in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy or menstruation, can make your gums more sensitive and more likely to become swollen and tender.

Can a Root Canal Help?

A root canal procedure involves the removal of infected or inflamed pulp from a tooth, followed by cleaning, shaping, and sealing the root canal. It is typically performed to save a severely decayed or infected tooth.

If your gum swelling and tenderness result from a tooth abscess that has reached the pulp, a root canal can provide relief by eliminating the infection source and sealing the tooth.

However, it’s important to note that a root canal is a significant treatment and is not the initial approach for addressing gum swelling and tenderness. Less invasive treatments are usually attempted first, such as improving oral hygiene, professional dental cleanings, or using medicated mouthwash. In cases of gum disease, treatments like scaling and root planing may be recommended before considering a root canal.

Seek Dental Advice

Swelling and tenderness in the gums are signs that something is not quite right with your oral health. It’s important to seek advice from a dental professional like us if you’re experiencing these symptoms. Whether it’s a simple change in your oral hygiene routine, a root canal, or something in between, there’s a solution that can help you return to comfort and maintain your oral health.

Why Choose Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care for Root Canal?

Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care - Dentist in Swallownest, SheffieldWhen it comes to your dental health, choosing the right provider for root canal treatment is essential. At Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care, we are committed to providing premium care and here’s why we should be your choice for root canal treatment:

  • Expertise: Our experienced dentists specialise in endodontic procedures, ensuring precise and effective root canal treatments.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, ensuring the highest standard of care.
  • Comfort and Compassion: Your comfort and peace of mind are paramount to us. We approach every procedure with compassion and ensure you are at ease throughout your treatment.
  • Individualised Care: We tailor our treatments to your unique needs, ensuring that your root canal procedure is personalized for the best results.
  • Reasonable Pricing: We believe in accessible dental care. Our root canal treatments start from just £596, providing you with quality care at a reasonable cost.
  • Comprehensive Services: Beyond root canals, we offer a wide range of dental services, ensuring all your dental needs are met under one roof.
  • Patient-Centred Approach: Your well-being is our priority. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and involve you in your treatment decisions.
  • Proven Results: Our track record of successful root canal treatments and satisfied patients speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence.
  • Convenient Location: Located in Swallownest, Sheffield, our dental practice is easily accessible for patients in the area.

What Patients Are Saying About Us

Adam Mcskimming
Adam Mcskimming
2024-01-04
Tremendous first impression of the surgery. Person centred and went above and beyond to ensure I understood next steps. Can't speak more highly of the patient centred care.
Leah Wilson
Leah Wilson
2023-12-04
Amazing service from the receptionist, dental nurse Sam and especially Iain and Tin who has been amazing knowing how much of a anxious patient I am they are always there to support me and are extremely caring and I am very grateful for them looking after me Iain goes above and beyond each time for me and is so welcoming.
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
2023-11-23
Absolutely fantastic recent had alot of work done by Sinead and jess and they have saved my teeth not been to a dentist in over 10 years and I can say I'm not afraid to go any more , I was in a right tacking wi me mouth and now they have fixed it thank you so much
Delwar Ullah
Delwar Ullah
2023-11-21
I recently had three teas taken out at the top and because of my cerebral palsy and diabetes. I was in a lot of pain afterwards a week later I went back to the practice because it wasn’t getting any better and the pain was getting worse. My dentist Sophie was absolutely fantastic she took really good care of me And got me out of pain in no time and she was very thorough And I couldn’t thank you enough for what she had done for me. I’ve got to go back in a week to see if everything is okay no the dentist enormous 65 years in life has ever asked me to come back before but Sophie has top rank
sandra burgess
sandra burgess
2023-11-09
Fantastic dentists. The reception team are always polite and helpful. I have had a number of dentists in the 20 years I have been a customer and all have been brilliant. I am currently with Holly who is amazing and has done a wonderful job with my Invisalign and then a few cosmetic changes. She has a great assistant too, which makes a usually stressful experience into a fun one. Highly recommend.
Debbie Tunstill
Debbie Tunstill
2023-10-11
I had 3 teeth out Hanisha the dentist and Zoe the dental nurse was brilliant I have a bit of a fear of the dentist but they put me at ease could not thank them enough thank you both of you
Carol Slack
Carol Slack
2023-10-03
Very efficient, quick and absolutely pain free
Derrol Palmer
Derrol Palmer
2023-09-29
I'm a wuss when it comes to going to the dentist, but I've just had my smile spruced up by the hygienist, Sinead (hope I've spelt that right) and Sherron (hope I've got that right too) who both put me at ease with their banter and turned me out looking 10 years younger. Thanks Derrol
Kathy Wilton
Kathy Wilton
2023-09-11
This is the best dental care I’ve ever received. I’m fearful patient but.my dentist (Sophie) has always found a way to calm my anxiety and never rushed me. I asked that if it was possible for them not to tell me what they were doing if possible legally (obviously they have to tell me some things) and i know it’s silly but she didn’t make me feel silly and agreed. I have disabilities too which make laying in the chair uncomfortable but we worked out a system of me lifting my hand if I need to move while she’s working on me. My fears have always been taken into consideration and I’ve never been made to feel bad because of them (childhood trauma yay). They give me distraction techniques and said they’d stop if it got too much (so far not needed to do that). Even after telling them I’d need to be referred to hospital because of one of my conditions for extraction procedures they were great and told me that fine. I’ll never go anywhere else now. Thank you Sophie for helping get over my fears without making me feel like a baby

How to Find Us in Swallownest

We are conveniently located at 📍46 Worksop Road, Swallownest, Sheffield S26 4WD📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease. Ample parking is available.

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