Root canal treatment (RCT) is a common, endodontic procedure where the tooth’s pulp has become infected usually as a result of heavy decay, cavities, fracture or injury to the tooth.
You may require a root canal treatment if you are experiencing:
The aim is to save the natural tooth which might otherwise have been indicated for extraction. A root canal treatment should feel no different to receiving a filling and is performed under local anaesthetic. It is a multistep procedure which takes place usually over 2 -3 appointments. Sedative dressings and a temporary filling is used in-between visits which allows for normal tooth function. Once the pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned, it will be necessary to protect the tooth with either a filling or crown (cap).
We understand not everyone loves dentistry like we do. Although dentistry has changed over the years, some patients are plagued with fear and anxiety and will often forgo necessary dental treatment which can ultimately affect their overall health.
Greenvale Dental Group understand that sometimes life can throw a curve ball and you or someone in your family may need to receive urgent dental repair or care.