In the middle of a tooth lies a soft mass of tissue called the dental pulp which contains living fibres, nerves and a blood supply. Tooth decay or injury can cause the death of this living pulp which can result in toothache, infection or an abscess.
Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged or dead pulp, then cleaning, disinfecting and filling the remaining space. This aims to eliminate bacteria and infection from the tooth, either stop or prevent future pain, and enable you to keep the tooth.
We use the most advanced rotary endodontic systems and single use nickel titanium files to achieve the best possible outcome.
Root fillings are usually very successful but infection can recur which may mean re-root treatment or removal of the tooth.