Root canal infections are an incredibly common dental health problem, but we’re committed to making your treatment painless and as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
The root canal is a space inside the root of a tooth that contains what is known as ‘pulp’. The nerve and blood supply of the tooth makes up this pulp, which is why pain and throbbing occur when the root canal becomes infected or is exposed as a result of injury. If left untreated, root canal infections or injuries can lead to the nerve of the tooth dying, which leads to the tooth becoming dark in colour and, eventually, tooth loss. That’s why it’s so important to treat root canal problems quickly.
Root canal treatments always involve a local anaesthetic to ensure you do not feel any pain. After thoroughly numbing the affected part of the mouth, we extract the damaged pulp from the root canal to remove the decay before filling the tooth. This seals the tooth and prevents further infection. Sometimes we use crowns or caps to provide additional support to the tooth.
If you’d like to know more about our root canal treatments get in touch to book a consultation where we will talk you through the procedure and answer all of your questions to put your mind at ease.