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Root Canal Treatment (also called endodontics) involves removing the infected pulp from the innermost part of the tooth. This prevents the infection from spreading and can help save a tooth that may otherwise have to be removed.

The pulp can become infected due to decay, a deep filling or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms can include pain, increased sensitivity to temperature, discolouration, a metallic taste, gum tenderness or swelling.

Why do I need root canal treatment?

  • Can save an infected tooth from being removed
  • Removes a source of infection that could spread to other areas
  • Prevents further problems that could be caused by losing a tooth
  • Can relieve toothache
  • Less expensive than replacing a lost tooth

What does the treatment involve?

Having a root canal can make some patients nervous. We always use local anaesthetic to make sure the treatment is as pain-free as possible. At every step, we explain what’s going on and keep you at ease. Depending on the type of tooth being treated, root canal treatment can take more than one appointment.

We first take x-rays to check the shape of the root canals and to assess the infection. We then remove the infected pulp and flush the root canals through. Using special tiny instruments, we shape the canals and clean through. These are then sealed to prevent any bacteria entering. The treated tooth is then restored using a filling or a crown.

If looked after properly, with regular brushing and flossing, your root canal treated tooth should stay trouble-free and provide a long-lasting repair.

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