General Dentistry » Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
- Untreated decay can spread to the nerve inside your tooth causing inflammation
- The infection may spread through the root canal system and could lead to an abscess/swelling
- If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be extracted
- Nerve damage can also be caused by trauma or injury to the tooth
- Your dentist will perform the root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible.
- We will use specific techniques, advanced equipment and disposable utensils, using a local anaesthetic so the your treatment will be comfortable and free from pain treatment should feel.
- The aim is to remove all infection from the root canal, so the root is then cleaned, shaped and filled to prevent further infection.
- A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
- At a later visit, the tooth is checked and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.
- Root treated teeth are brittle and fragile and they may discolour. They may need to be crowned for protection against breaking in the future
To keep your mouth in top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.Back to Treatments