Fraser Dental Practice
Root Canal

Root Canal

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Root Canal Treatment is normally required after a tooth nerve has died or become “non-vital”.
The most common cause of tooth nerve death is trauma: either a direct injury or following decay under old fillings/crowns etc.Root Canal Treatment allows the infection to be removed and the dead tooth filled. The tooth still functions as before, but no longer has a vital nerve.

At Fraser Dental our dentists are experienced in endodontic procedures and use the latest technology and equipment.

Root Canal FAQs

What is the root canal treatment process?

The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal and then the root is cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Root canal treatment is a skilled procedure. Most courses of treatment may involve more than one visit to your dentist.

At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed, and any abscesses can be drained. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.

Root filled teeth almost always require crowning after the Root Canal Treatment; this helps seal the root filling and also prevents the tooth from splitting/ cracking as they tend to be weaker after the treatment.The crown can also correct any darkening of the tooth that has occurred due to its nerve death.

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Many people are frightened of root canal treatment because of its negative reputation, but we will use the latest technology making the procedure simple, successful and pain free.