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.
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.