Root Canal Therapy
Your teeth are actually alive
The pulp is at the centre of the tooth and contains the nerve and blood vessels. This is what gives your tooth feeling and sensitivity. This pulp extends down to the roots of the teeth to the area known as the root canal.
Tooth decay or trauma can result in irreversible damage or injury to the pulp. When this presents, root canal therapy may be required to save the tooth.
What is it?
The root canal therapy process involves precision removal of the nerve of the tooth and a careful clean and shaping of the root canal to prevent reinfection. Once the treatment is complete, the tooth will often require a crown to cover and protect it from further damage.
Is it painful?
The procedure is almost always performed under a local anaesthetic, so you will be numb for the whole process. It is virtually pain-free.