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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal illustration

Today’s root canals are nothing to fear!

In the centre of every tooth, there is a core of blood vessels and nerves called pulp. The pulp sits inside a space called the root canal. Infection of pulp leads to tooth abscess. An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus builds up and can cause pain and swelling.

The symptoms of an abscess can range from a dull ache to severe pain and the tooth may be sore to bite on and swelling may be present. Root canal treatment is undertaken to remove an infection and the damaged nerve, deep inside the root of a tooth.

When a tooth appears darker than other teeth, this is an indication that the nerve is dead or dying. Without treatment, infection may travel into other facial spaces and severe swelling and pain may occur which usually results in removal of the tooth.

How It Works

The pulp and nerve tissue are completely removed and the canal is fully sterilised. Then root canals are filled completely to the apex of the roots with special root filling material. Treatment involves a single visit to multiple visits depending upon the extent of infection.

There is no need to put off treatment, we are here to help you get out of pain fast. Contact us today!