Root canal treatment is the treatment of infection in the centre of the tooth.
Every tooth has a central nerve within it, which allows us to sense pain, pressure, and temperature. This central nerve sits in canals within the roots of the teeth. When the nerve of a tooth is damaged by tooth decay, trauma, or gum disease, it becomes infected and causes pain, sometimes swelling, making it difficult to eat, drink and sleep.
In such circumstances, the only treatment option to preserve the long-term health of the tooth is to perform a root canal, or endodontic, treatment.
We recognize that patients can often be nervous about having such treatment which is why we have dentists with special qualifications in endodontic treatment on our team. Because of their advanced skillset, success rates for such treatment are higher and they can treat even the more complex cases. We do also offer sedation, for those patients that wish to be even more relaxed during treatment, and this is something you can ask your dentist about.
We accept referrals from other practices for those patients that which to see a clinician with an advanced skill set in performing root canal treatment