Root Canal Treatment

Each of our teeth are kept alive by the dental pulp, a series of blood vessels and nerves which provide the tooth with nutrients. The dental pulp extends through the roots to the crown of the tooth.
If the pulp becomes injured or inflamed, the nerve and blood supply to the tooth are compromised. This can lead to severe injury or death of the dental pulp. Root canal treatment is designed to save such damaged or dead teeth.

What is involved in root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment involves removing injured or dead pulp tissue. The whole root canal system, from crown/top to root tip is cleaned and reshaped. The empty canal space is then replaced with a filling material, sealing the root canal system and preventing future infections.
Teeth often require large restorations or crowns after root canal treatment to ensure their longevity.

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