Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply to the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury, which may spread and eventually lead to an abscess. The aim of this treatment is to remove all infection, after which the roots are cleaned and sealed with a special filling material to prevent further infection.
Root canal treatment is a skilled procedure and takes time to undertake it carefully. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist. With modern anaesthetics and care, root canal treatment can be a pain free procedure. We take care to ensure your treatment is a comfortable experience.