Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment (having a root filling) ( endodontic treatment ) - all the same thing , is the procedure needed to save a tooth when the nerve inside becomes infected through decay or injury . The injury may simply be due to the tooth being heavily filled over time.
An abscess can form causing pain and sometimes swelling.
The tooth's best chance of survival is to clean the infection from the tooth and place a root filling. The tooth is subsequently restored, often with a crown to provide extra support and strength.
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.Back to Treatments Book your Appointment