Root canal is a central space in a tooth where the dental pulp is. The pulp is the tooth’s lifeline – its blood vessels, tissue fibres and nerves in the central hollow of the tooth keep it alive. Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that aims to salvage a badly damaged or infected tooth from being extracted.
A root canal treatment is a procedure that involves removing the painful and infected nerve of the tooth, cleaning the remaining cavity of any pus or bacteria, and sealing the cavity with synthetic materials to prevent future infection.
When a tooth is infected with bacteria, the tooth becomes painful to hot and cold, tender to touch and cannot be chewed on. If tooth pulp infection is left untreated, complications could occur, such as:
Root canal treatments are often done in multiple stages to complete the treatment, depending on the difficulty of the procedure.
When you arrange a root canal treatment with us, we will do everything to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery, including providing you with aftercare prescription and instructions. Your treated tooth should feel much better, with much diminished pain and discomfort by the next day. A root canal treated tooth should be comfortable and pain free to eat on after the completion of root canal treatment.