Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is performed when the soft inner part of a tooth, known as the pulp, is injured or becomes inflamed or infected.
Our dentist will assess the likelihood of success before performing root canal therapy, usually by viewing an x-ray of the tooth.
Root Canal Treatment is when the dentist removes the damaged tooth pulp and cleans and disinfects the pulp space and then fills the space with a root canal filling.
Treatment is always performed under local anaesthetic, via a small injection to the gum, to ensure the procedure is pain free.
We would always recommend saving a tooth where possible rather than extracting. It makes sense to keep our natural teeth for as long as possible.