Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment. It deals principally with the internal structure of teeth and addresses the removal of inflamed or dead pulp which is then replaced with a special root filling. It successfully enables teeth, which otherwise would need extraction, to be saved.
Once the pulp from the centre of the tooth has been removed, it can still function as a normal tooth, but a skilled procedure of cleaning and filling the root canals is required. The restoration can sometimes be lengthy, especially where infection has become established. We would recommend a crown is fitted to complete the treatment.
The procedure, generally carried out with a local anaesthetic, would be as follows:
Whatever your dental needs - we are here to help. For further information about the treatments we offer, or to book a consultation or routine appointment, call us today on 01902 421291. Alternatively, you are very welcome to call into our practice in person any time during our opening hours.