Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is necessary when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. In some cases, the infection may also cause other tooth-related diseases and continuing discomfort to the patient. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.
Our dentists can perform root canal therapy and treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different than having an ordinary filling placed.
The aim of our root canal therapy is to remove all of the infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits. At Capital Dental, our dentist has the skill and experience to ensure that your root canal therapy and treatment is completely safe, comfortable, and prevents tooth loss due to infection.
To keep your mouth in tip top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups. Feel free to contact us for more information on our root canal therapy.