Root canal treatment allows the treatment of inflamed nerve within a tooth, which can become infected due to ingress of bacteria. This can be a result of decay, damage from an accident or trauma, or large, deep and leaking fillings.
The tooth is kept sterile during the cleaning of the root canals within the tooth. The canals are shaped into a conical taper and filled to provide a seal minimising the risk of re-infection. On completion, the tooth is temporarily filled to allow healing over a period of 3 months. This is followed by a reassessment and treatment planning of a permanent restoration to improve longevity.
A successful root canal can help restore your tooth functionally and aesthetically for many years. Removing the infection will allow the tooth to heal and once correctly restored it can function as normal.