Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp with a filling. The pulp consists of specialised dental cells, blood vessels, tissue fibres and some nerve fibres located in the hollow space in the central part of the tooth. The procedure is also known as endodontic treatment.
If your tooth has become sore, inflamed or infected through decay, cracks and/or constant fillings, root canal treatment is an option for saving that tooth. Once upon a time extraction was the only option. Now we can offer root canal whereby we treat the inflammation or infection. Root canal treatment is 90-95% successful and takes 2-3 visits over the course of a few months. The length of time between these visits depends on the tooth involved. Following a root canal, a crown is recommended as best practice to prevent the tooth from future fractures.