About Root Canal Treatment

Your teeth have a core of blood vessels and nerves at their centre; this is known as the pulp. The number of root canals a tooth has varies. Generally your back teeth have 2-3 canals, whereas your front teeth often have just one canal.

Root canal treatment is required when your tooth’s pulp becomes damaged. The blood vessels die, this results in a tooth which is ‘dead’. Teeth that are ‘dead’ are more likely to get infected because they are no longer protected by your immune system.

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Structure of the tooth

Tooth Pulp Damage

There are 3 main causes of Tooth Pulp Damage:

  • Decay
  • Injury/trauma
  • Gum disease

Without treatment, a collection of pus can form at the tip of your root, this is known as an abscess. This can lead to pain and swelling. If left, the abscess will keep reoccurring and the chances of a root treatment being successful are lessened.

Root Canal Treatment

The aim of root canal treatment is to remove the damaged pulp and the bacteria that are causing the infection. It involves removing the inflamed or dead nerves from the centre of your tooth.

We try to make the procedure is as stress-free as possible and work at a pace you are comfortable with.

If you would like arrange a consultation appointment we can carry out an examination and discuss your specific needs.


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