An infection inside your tooth can cause swelling, dental pain and heightened sensitivity. Root canal treatment clears the infection and returns your mouth back to health.
The centre of a tooth contains soft tissue or dental pulp, which is made up of dental nerves and blood vessels. When this area becomes infected, patients may require root canal therapy – a delicate and time-consuming treatment which our dentists are pleased to be able to offer patients.
The inside of a tooth can become vulnerable to infection or disease if the outer layer of the tooth (called the enamel) has cracked or broken, or when dental restorations such as crowns or bridges have loosened.
If you require root canal therapy, this may be carried out over two to three appointments to ensure that we remove all of the infection.
The top section of the tooth will be removed so the dentist can access the inside of the tooth. They will then use very fine dental files to remove the infection and apply a disinfectant solution to clean out any residual bacteria. Once the treatment is completed, a dental crown will be fixed to the affected tooth, making it stronger and protecting you from further internal infection.
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