Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal Therapy)

It is often the most feared procedure in dentistry but it need not be. Root canal or endodontic treatment is used to save and restore severely infected teeth which would have previously required extraction. Endodontic treatment is required when an infection occurs in the nerve of the tooth, which is where the nutrients and blood supply are housed that facilitates the tooth’s growth and development. As a consequence of the nature of this infection it is notoriously painful, requiring efficient and timely treatment. It is always better to treat any pain early, the more intense the pain the more difficult it can be to take away effectively and also long term infections can reduce the success of the treatment.

Root canal therapy involves the removal of the infected nerve from a tooth. The infection may enter the tooth by decay, cracks, deep fillings, and gum disease. The number of appointments required depends on the number of nerve canals in the tooth and the severity of the infection. Following the completion of the treatment the area is then sterilised and sealed and a white filling is placed to prevent any recurrence of infection and leave your tooth with its original strength, function and a natural appearance. Depending on the severity of the damage a dental crown may be placed over the top, which enhances the strength, durability and appearance of the tooth.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort and feel you may require endodontic treatment, contact our team on 99083466 to arrange a consultation.