If you’ve been feeling excessive pain in your mouth or tooth you may need a root canal.
A root canal is necessary when a large tooth cavity reaches the nerves within a tooth and becomes infected.
If the inner part of the tooth, the pulp, becomes inflamed or infected, root canal therapy can remove the affected area and help save a tooth from possible extraction.
Root canal treatment can be carried out in a single appointment or you may have to visit us more than once. In between appointments, a temporary filling will be placed to cover the tooth and help prevent re-infection.
A root canal treated tooth should offer a long-lasting solution, as long as you are sure to maintain an effective oral hygiene and are low risk for tooth decay. Regular check-ups are also vital, so any problems can be dealt with.