Endodontics, commonly known as root canal treatment, is a dental procedure used to to remove diseased pulp and preserve the diseased tooth.
Root canal treatment is usually required when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (the pulp) becomes infected through decay or injury. If you are experiencing prolonged pain, sensitivity long after eposoure to hot or cold foods, you may have an underlying infection affecting the pulp of your tooth. If left untreated for too long, a painful infection or abscess can form leaving the tooth vulnerable and may need to be extracted.
During root canal treatment, our dental surgeon will thoroughly cleaning the root canal and then sealing it off to protect it. The aim of root canal treatment is to save the tooth in question. A root canal procedure may take place within one visit but in some cases, it may require two or more visits. Once the root canal treatment is successfully performed, the tooth may need a crown to offer greater strength and support and prolong the life of the treated tooth.
If you think you have a damaged or diseased tooth which may require root canal treatment, contact our team today for further advice and information.
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