Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Therapy is a procedure performed to treat and prevent pain and infection in teeth where the nerve has been irreversibly damaged due to decay, trauma, without resorting to the extraction of the tooth.

Root Canal Therapy is performed in 3 stages, usually in 2 or 3 appointments:

  • Stage 1:  The canals of the tooth are located and negotiated to the root tip. Pain management is achieved at this stage.
  • Stage 2:  The canals are cleaned and shaped.
  • Stage 3:  A filling is placed inside the root of the tooth.

A tooth that has required Root Canal Treatment is often weak and prone to breaking.         We therefore recommend the placement of a Crown or Onlay to prevent tooth fracture in the future.