Are you experiencing extreme dental pain? Worried that your tooth may be infected? You may need root canal treatment. And while many tend to panic when they hear the three words ‘root canal treatment’, our careful therapy and empathetic approach will have you pain-free after your first appointment. What a relief!
Root canal therapy or endodontic treatment is required when the pulp (the soft tissue inside a tooth’s root canal) becomes inflamed or infected. When a tooth’s nerve or blood supply is damaged – usually due to trauma or decay – infection can spread within the root system of the tooth, causing root canal pain.
A common myth that root canal treatment is itself painful, stems from historical practices. However, rest assured that with advances in local anaesthesia and pain-relief medication, root canal therapy can be completed, pain-free. Now, that’s what we all like to hear!
Root canal therapy is a multi-phase process. The steps include:
Requiring a number of visits to our dental practice, we understand that the thought of root canal therapy can be a little scary. Here to put you completely at ease, we take the time to talk you through each step involved, always ensuring that you’re comfortable. In fact, we’ll be just like family once your treatment is complete (but be warned, we may expect a Christmas present!)
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