Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is normally required after a tooth nerve has died/ 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.
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.
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.