Root Canal benefits
Remove infected or damaged tissue from teeth, effectively eliminating source of tooth pain.
Save teeth from extraction; prevent future dental issues; preserve oral health and function.
Protect teeth, prevent dental issues, and improve oral health for beautiful smiles.
What is Root Canal treatment?
It saves teeth from extraction by removing infection from inside the tooth. It's a high-tech, routine procedure offered by our experienced dental practitioners. Infections result from various causes, such as decay, or gum disease. If left untreated, the infection can lead to severe pain, abscess, or even tooth removal.
If you’re experiencing pain or sensitivity, find a practice near you for effective and pain-free tooth saving treatment.
How it works
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What is a root canal?
The root of a tooth contains a bundle of soft tissue and nerve endings known as dental pulp. If tooth decay penetrates this far, the dental pulp becomes infected and can cause severe toothache – sometimes even a tooth abscess.
Why would I need root canal treatment?
The causes of tooth infection are varied – deep decay due to cavities or gum disease, cracked fillings or crowns, and damage as a result of trauma, or even teeth grinding. Whatever the reason, a root canal treatment will prevent the need for tooth extraction and future costly treatments.
What does the root canal procedure involve?
Root canal treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic and is usually a straightforward procedure, rather like getting a filling. Once the tooth is completely numb, the dentist will use a series of tiny instruments to open up the tooth and extract the infected pulp. The remaining space is cleaned and shaped, ready for filling with a rubbery substance called gutta-percha. A temporary filling is usually placed on top – the permanent restoration would be carried out in a separate appointment.
Will I need to take time off work for a root canal?
You can carry on as normal once the anaesthetic has worn off, though the full healing period will take around a week – just be careful with what you eat, how you chew and maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine.