Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment may be required if a tooth is severely decayed, has been heavily filled and restored, fractured or has cracked. When bacteria enters the pulp of the tooth it can cause an infection or an abscess.
Signs and symptoms of a damaged root canal include a dull ache or severe pain in roots and gum, swelling of the gum around the infected tooth or teeth, pain or ache when biting down, puss excreting creating a bad taste in your mouth.
Root canal treatments are completed over a number of visits (usually 3), sometimes followed by a final visit where a crown is placed on the tooth to protect it from further damage.
During the treatment a local anaesthetic is given to numb the tooth, the root canals are then accessed by creating a small hole in the tooth. The infected pulp is removed, the canal is cleaned and the tooth is then sealed.
Contact us to find out more about root canal treatments.