Root canal treatment
Sensitive or infected tooth? Root canal treatment can allow you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury. If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root of the tooth and may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be extracted. Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain, the root will be cleaned and all infection removed, before it is filled to prevent any further infection. There may be some tenderness afterwards but this should lessen overtime.
- Root canal treatment can help to extend the lifespan of your natural teeth – Root canal treatment provides an alternative to having the tooth extracted.
- Root canal treatment can relieve pain – Suffering from an infected tooth is no fun. Root canal treatment can help to relieve pain, giving you comfort and peace of mind.
- Root canal treatment can improve the appearance of your tooth – Decay, fracture and infection can affect the appearance of your tooth. Once a root canal treatment is completed, the tooth will be covered with a crown. This will help your tooth to look and function as well if not better than your natural teeth.
- Root canal treatment enhances your overall health and wellbeing – Living with an infected tooth can affect not only your oral health but your general health as well. Without treatment, bacteria can penetrate the surrounding teeth and gums and even travel into your blood stream. Root canal treatment is a proactive way to protect your wellbeing and maintain a beautiful smile.