Are you based in the town of St Albans? Are you also in need of dental treatment? If you have answered yes to both these questions, then you’re in luck, as St Albans is home to many dental practices including our very own, UK Dental Specialists. So if you are in need of a dentist in St Albans, look no further than our practice.
The town of St Albans
Based in Hertfordshire, St. Albans is a place full of history. From the St Albans Cathedral to the Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St Albans is filled with picturesque areas that residents and visitors find fascinating.
Of recent times, St Albans has become known for its thriving cultural life and its links to central London. St. Albans has been a shopping destination for many, many years and it is now filled with popular high street names and services for both residents and visitors.
Our practice, UK Dental Specialists
Established in 2009, our practice, UK Dental Specialists, aims to offer our patients a high quality service and dental experience through our excellent dental care. We are made up of a team of highly trained professionals including our specialists in areas including prosthodontics and restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics and periodontics and implant surgery. We also have a dedicated team of dental hygienists and therapists as well as our dentists in St Albans, who all work, with our practice principal Dr Claudia Peru, to provide a service which is of a high quality to our patients.
What do we offer?
At our practice, UK Dental Specialists, our dentists in St Albans are able to administer a wide range of services and treatments for individuals who are in need of dental treatment. As mentioned earlier, we offer restorative treatment such as teeth whitening, root treatments fillings and crowns, aesthetic dental treatments such as braces and endodontic treatments.
What is endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment is also commonly known as root canal treatment, which is a dental procedure in which a dentist treats a tooth which has been infected.
Although it is sometimes considered a procedure to be avoided, it can help in saving a tooth from being removed completely from the mouth of one of our patients. The relief from the pain of an infected tooth far outweighs any discomfort during treatment.
When are you in need of a root canal treatment?
The infection can be caused in a number of ways, such as a leaky filling (when a filling is not secured correctly or has become loose) tooth decay or if your teeth have been damaged as a result of a fall or another type of trauma or injury.
If you have an infection in your tooth, our dentist in St Albans will take an X-ray of your teeth and mouth to see if the dental pulp of your tooth has been damaged by the bacterial infection. If you are experiencing pain when you are eating, biting or chewing, or when you are drinking either a hot or a cold drink, it may be possible that you are dealing with a pulp infection.
If the X-ray confirms this, it will be necessary to treat the infection in the root canal as quickly as possible. In some cases you may experience further symptoms such as pus oozing from the affected tooth, swelling of either the gum near the affected tooth or in your face, and even the infected tooth becoming a darker colour. However, if treatment is pursued with our practice promptly we can quickly resolve the problem and relieve discomfort, whilst also saving your tooth.