Root Canal Treatment

This involves the removal of the pulp/nerve of a tooth followed by cleaning and filling the canal system to prevent infection. The tooth is now dead and in some circumstances a crown will be recommended to protect the tooth.

If your root canal is complex a specialist referral may be recommended.

Root canal treatment may be necessary as a result of;

  • deep dental decay
  • failure of a tooth to settle following a deep filling
  • dental trauma
  • orthodontic movement of a tooth
  • a cracked tooth
  • A heavily restored tooth

The alternative to root canal is normally extraction of the tooth.

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