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Root Canal Treatment

  • Root Canal Treatment

    What is a root canal treatment?

    Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is a treatment that can be performed when the blood or nerve supply of a tooth becomes damaged or infected through decay or injury.

    Is it painful?

    No. A local anaesthetic is used and it should feel similar to having a filling done.

    What does the treatment involve?

    The treatment involves cleaning out any infected tissues from the root of a tooth using special files and instruments. After cleaning, the root and tooth are filled and sealed to prevent against any further infections. Once this treatment is completed and after a suitable healing period, a crown is usually placed to protect the treated tooth.