Root Canal therapy is offered when a tooth that has become infected can be saved when it would it otherwise need to be removed. It is indicated when the nerve inside the tooth is inflamed or infected. This can occur from several reasons:
- Deep Fillings
- Severe cases of hyper-sensitivity
Root canal therapy has had some bad press over the years for being a painful procedure. In fact, if done correctly it doesn’t need to be painful at all!
Root Canal Therapy typically comprises of 2-3 appointments where the root space is cleaned and medicated. The root space is then sealed with a rubber material completing the procedure before restoring it with a filling or a crown.
Not all teeth are the same. In some cases the anatomy of the tooth is complex and a microscope may be needed to complete the procedure. In this instance, a referral to an Endodontist ( specialist in Root canal treatment) will be arranged.
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