Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. The infection is caused by dental bacteria invading the tooth and getting to the pulp chamber at the centre of the tooth.

How does this happen?

  • decaying tooth
  • leaking filling
  • trauma

What are the symptoms ?

  • pain when eating or drinking hot and cold food and drinks
  • pain when biting and chewing
  • swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
  • tooth might feel loose
  • facial swelling

How do we treat the affected tooth?

  • the inflamed or infected pulp (nerve) is removed from the centre of the tooth and is carefully cleaned and disinfected
  • the pulp chamber is then filled and sealed with a rubber like material¬†
  • afterwards the tooth is restored with a filling or crown
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