A root canal is for teeth that cannot survive with just a filling.
Sometimes decay or a crack can allow bacteria to travel down the tooth and cause an infection. A root canal involves highly specialised equipment to clear the bacteria and remove the infection.
Depending on which tooth is treated, we may recommend a crown on top since it is likely the tooth is weak. In this way, you can keep eating, drinking and talking as you wish.
Our dentists all share a deep interest in painless root canal treatment. There is a common misconception that root canals are painful – not with us! This is because we make sure you are comfortable with these simple steps:
- The tooth and the area around it is completely numb
- A little block keeps your mouth open so your jaw and muscles can rest and relax and,
- A TV turned on for you to watch and entertain yourself!