Root canal therapy
What is root canal therapy?
What causes nerve damage?
What does root canal therapy achieve?
The purpose of root canal therapy is to attempt to prolong the life of the affected tooth. The only other option for removing the source of infection is to remove the tooth.
What’s involved with root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy involves cleaning out all of the nerve and blood supply tissues of a tooth and sealing up the space so that bacteria cannot grow. This procedure is done with local anaesthetic. Modern instruments and materials have made it a usual dental procedure which is no more onerous than any other.
What to expect following root canal therapy
Following root canal therapy, a tooth will dry out and become quite brittle so it is important to consider the restorative options and discuss those with your dentist before choosing to go ahead with treatment. Root treated teeth that are not well restored afterwards will often fracture and still be lost, which is obviously a very disappointing and costly result for the patient. Click to read more about our restorative dental services.