Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation amongst the general population. Sadly, while these pre-conceived notions are not the reality, they may cause great anxiety to those who have not experienced a root canal. Simply put, a root canal is like a filling, except the filling progresses all the way down into the tooth’s roots. Once you are comfortably anaesthetized, we access the tooth just as we would for a filling. We then proceed to remove the affected nerve tissue, clean and disinfect the tooth, fill the space with an inert filling material and finally cover it with a filling. It is often recommended to cover a root-canalled tooth with a crown in order to prevent the tooth from fracturing in the future.  If you have any concerns, please ask us to help you understand this treatment.

Root Canal Procedure Molar

Why you need a Root Canal (Slideshow)

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