Root canal therapy is a dental treatment completed over 2-3 appointments to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. A small decay or hole in your teeth when left untreated can result in painful problem when the decay progresses. When the bacteria enters the nerve of the tooth, the nerve will slowly die, the tooth will become infected and can become very painful.
Root Canal Therapy involves removing the decay on the tooth. The pulp chamber is thoroughly cleaned and filled with suitable materials to prevent any future infiltration of bacteria and finally, a permanent tooth coloured filling is placed on the tooth.
In most cases, a crown is recommended several months after the root canal therapy is completed to maintain the strength of the tooth.
If you are currently experiencing pain, we advise that you see us immediately so we can assess the condition and get you out of pain as soon as possible.