Root Canal Treatment


What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is an established form of dental treatment which can help preserve teeth which might otherwise be lost, producing consistently good results for many years to come.

Sometimes called endodontic treatment, the procedure is required when the pulp inside the tooth has become infected or died as a result of accidental damage or decay. The only alternative to endodontic treatment is extraction of the tooth.

What does Root Canal Treatment Involve?

Root canal work involves removing the infected pulp and filling the root canals. The root canals are extremely small and are rarely straight. We have highly skilled professionals who can offer just this type of expertise.

The treatment normally would take two visits to complete. If you have chosen to have the treatment under a Local Anaesthetic, the tooth and surrounding area will be made numb so you will not feel any pain. All the infected pulp is removed. The canals are cleaned with strong antiseptics and then sealed.

Sometimes, this first filling is temporary, and the canals are filled permanently once the area has settled down. If the tooth is left weakened, we may recommend a crown to strengthen it.

Why is Treatment Important?

Treating the infection prevents it from spreading throughout the root canal system of the tooth. If this were to be left unchecked, the most likely result would be an abscess – a condition which can be extremely painful and may ultimately lead to damage in the bone around the tooth. Even if the abscess is painless, if left untreated, it may compromise any further treatment planned on the tooth, such as crowns.

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