Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics) 2018-01-11T15:49:25+00:00

Inside your tooth’s hard outer shell of enamel is a nourishing pulp of blood vessels and nerves. Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that needs to be carried out when this blood and nerve supply of a tooth become infected by bacteria. Such infections usually occur as a result of a large amount of tooth decay or traumatic dental injury.

Bacterial Infections can spread throughout the root canal system of the tooth, which may ultimately result in destruction of the surrounding jaw bone. Very often this presents as a painful abscess or, in extreme cases, a facial swelling.

“Root canal treatment can prevent the spread of infection and save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.”

Depending on which tooth is affected, there will be a different number of root canals. Whilst root canal treatments generally takes between one to three visits, our specialist endodontist´ normally completes the treatment in one single visit.

Following the root canal treatment a filling material is placed to provide a seal against any further re-infection and a crown may be needed to restore the strength and appearance of the damaged tooth.