Root Canal Treatment
Tooth pulp is the innermost portion of a tooth, containing nerves and blood vessels. If tooth decay is left untreated for a long period of time, or if a tooth becomes cracked due to trauma or injury, this pulp can become exposed. This allows bacteria to enter the pulp and cause it to become infected, which can lead to pain, swelling or a facial abscess.
When this happens, root canal treatment (also known as endodontics) is needed to remove the dead infected pulp, eliminating pain and preventing further infection. When successful, root canal treatment can save a tooth that otherwise would need to be extracted.
Using the most advanced technology and the latest techniques in the field of endodontics, our clinicians always aim to preserve as much of your tooth as possible, while ensuring all infection within the root canal is eliminated.
Root Canal Treatment Process
Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic, and will feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.
During the treatment, the infected pulp is removed, and the root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
Our patients have seen great success as a result of root canal treatment, however prevention is always better than cure. Annual dental check-ups as well as regular hygienist appointments are essential in maintaining a healthy smile.