Root Canal Treatment

If the nerve has died within a tooth (due to trauma, decay etc) then the nerve needs to be removed and the root canal filled to preserve the tooth and to prevent infection abscess formation.

Steps involved in root canal treatment:

  • An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the chamber where the pulp is found.
  • The pulp is removed, and the root canal/s are cleaned and shaped into a form that can be filled easily.
  • Medications to prevent infection may be placed in the pulp chamber.
  • Antibiotics may be prescribed to help prevent infection.
    The temporary filling will be removed, and after cleaning, the pulp chamber and root canal/s will be filled.
  • Finally, you may require a crown to help hold the tooth together.