For Patients

Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system and could eventually lead to an abscess, causing significant discomfort.

Fortunately, modern technology and advanced training allow this procedure to be done with minimal discomfort. Most procedures can be completed in less than an hour.

Root canal treatment

Root canal therapy involves the following:
  1. First, local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure no discomfort is felt during treatment.
  2. Minimal access will be prepared through the tooth structure, allowing entry into the root canal system.
  3. The root canal system will be thoroughly cleaned out to remove all infection and pulp.
  4. The root canal system is then filled and sealed temporarily with a filling. Sometimes, a permanent filling will be placed, depending on the clinical circumstance.
  5. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.

Most procedures take approx. 1-hour although we may need more time and/or visits in some cases. This will be discussed prior to the procedure.

Life Benefits
  • Preservation of remaining healthy tooth structure.
  • Prevention of infection spreading any further.
  • Restoration of tooth to its natural look and feel.