Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as ʻendodonticsʼ is used to treat an infection at the centre of the tooth known as the root canal system.

An infection may be a result of tooth decay, a leaking filling or damage to teeth after injury and, if not treated properly, will continue to spread beyond the nerve supply and could lead to a dental abscess.

Treatment may be carried out over separate visits to the dentist, which will involve cleaning and filling the root canal system and then sealing the tooth with a filling or crown.

Although it may sound daunting to some patients, this treatment does not hurt and should feel no different to having a regular filling done.

The success rate for root canal treatment is high, with the infected tooth surviving for many years after the treatment has been carried out.