Root Canal Therapy

The aim of root canal therapy or endodontic treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury.

Root canal therapy involves removing infected, inflamed or dead pulp from inside the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained.

After removing the pulp, the root canals are cleaned, sterilised and shaped to a form that can be completely sealed with a filling material to prevent further infection. The treatment can take several appointments, depending on how complex the tooth is, and how long the infection takes to clear.

Subsequently, a crown or complex restoration to restore and protect the tooth may be necessary, as a tooth after undergoing endodontic treatment may be more prone to fracture.

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