Root Canal Treatment
For a tooth that has unfortunately developed a dental infection, root canal treatment can be performed to preserve the natural tooth, avoiding removal of the tooth. We use the latest technologies to help us carry out this treatment in a comfortable and efficient way.
One of the main reasons that warrants a root canal treatment is when there is an infection the root canal, which can present with varying degrees of sensitivity or pain.
At a later appointment, we ensure that the tooth has settled down, and a root filling is placed into the root canal to prevent future infections.
Depending on the individual tooth, your dentist will advise on the strongest and most long-lasting option to rebuild the tooth.
Natural teeth usually function better than artificial teeth and are easier to maintain.
Moreover, losing a tooth without having it replaced will reduce chewing capacity, cause tilting of neighbouring teeth, and put extra strain on remaining teeth. This can lead to deterioration of the remaining teeth.
Infected teeth are sometimes difficult to numb. Occasionally the patient would have to take a course of prescription antibiotics, and return about a week later to have the treatment. This ensures the dental infection is suppressed, and treatment can be pain-free.