Root Canal Treatment
What is a root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment is the removal of the innermost soft tissue of the tooth after it has become infected or inflamed. The root canal is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
Why might I need a root canal treatment?
We might suggest a root canal treatment:
- If the innermost soft tissues of a tooth are infected or inflamed
- If a tooth has prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
- If there is an abscess at the base of the root canal
- To save a tooth that would otherwise need extraction
What is the benefit for me?
Having a root canal treatment can save a tooth that would otherwise have been extracted. After root canal treatment the tooth has no vital tissues within, however the vital tissues surrounding the root are preserved. A tooth given this treatment can function normally and can be maintained with routine dental care and oral hygiene measures.