When a tooth becomes infected, is broken or the nerve inside the pulp is compromised, root canal treatment is usually performed to save the remaining healthy tooth structure. If left untreated, the infection in a tooth can spread through its roots, which could cause a painful abscess and may result in the tooth needing to be extracted.
At Dentiq our team is trained and experienced to deliver root canal therapy, a complex dental treatment that usually involves two or more visits to the practice. We use the latest technology to ensure a rapid, comfortable and minimally invasive treatment that will see your tooth restored. You will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed. The aim of the treatment is to remove all 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.
After treatment you may experience some temporary tenderness and slight swelling but you will be able to use your tooth again for chewing and eating without discomfort. Your restored tooth will also look like a natural tooth from the outside.
Contact us today if you have any questions about your oral health.