What is root canal treatment?

A tooth is made up of several hard layers. Underneath the hard layers there is a space we call the root canal, which contains a soft tissue called dental pulp. This protects the blood vessels and nerves that keep the tooth “alive”. Advanced decay or cracks can cause the pulp to become infected and form a dental abscess. Root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment, involves removing the infected or damaged dental pulp.
 
The dentist administers a local anaesthetic before removing the infected pulp using precision instruments. After being thoroughly cleaned out, the tooth is then closed up.
 
Contact us to arrange an appointment. Our dentist will give you a detailed oral health assessment, and recommend the appropriate treatment.


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