1. Root canal treatment is a procedure, which eliminates infection that has reached the nerves of the affected tooth. Signs of infection requiring root canal treatment include pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, tenderness to chewing, swelling and discolouration of the tooth.

  2. During root canal treatment, the infected nerves are removed and the inside of the tooth is disinfected and cleaned. It is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The tooth is then restored with a crown or permanent filling for protection. After the final restorations, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

  1. Root canal treatment eliminates pain from a badly infected tooth which otherwise has to be extracted. Saving the natural tooth will help maintain chewing efficiency and protect the other teeth from excessive wear or stress. It also helps maintain your natural smile.

Treatment Process

  1. 1. A thorough examination is done and an x-ray of the tooth is taken..
  2. 2. Local anaesthetic is administered. A 'dental dam' is placed over the tooth to keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.
  3. 3. An opening is made in the crown of the tooth and small instruments...