Root Canal Treatment

Why Do You Need Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury.

This infection can spread through the root of the tooth and cause an abscess. As the nerve inside the tooth is likely to be dead you are unlikely to feel any pain in the initial stages of the infection. You may experience some pain and swelling if the infection progresses, and an abscess forms..

In order to save the tooth, it is necessary to perform a root canal treatment. It is a complex and time-consuming procedure and it may be necessary for you to visit the dentist two or three times for the treatment to be fully completed.

Following successful root canal treatment, the tooth will need to be crowned to both strengthen and protect it.

Most cases of root canal treatment can be completed here at our practice. In some cases, it may be necessary to refer you to a specialist in root canal treatment, an endodontist, who will have additional equipment to ensure the best possible outcome.

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