Root Canal Treatment or Therapy is also known as Endodontic therapy, often quoted as "root canal".
This treatment is performed on a tooth when it is decayed, infected and there is a danger of being lost or a tooth which has been filled and won’t stop hurting. Root canal is performed in our practice under local anaesthesia. It takes two to three visits to start and complete a root treatment; however, the visits may vary.
Step 1 is to gently remove infected or inflamed pulp under local anaesthetic and the tooth is then carefully disinfected.
Step 2, the canal is then filled and sealed with a material called gutta- percha. We choose the correct magnification through use of dental loupes to ensure high focus. On completion the remaining tooth may be brittle, therefore we suggest you avoid biting or chewing especially on the treated area until a permanent crown or inlay is provided.