A root canal treatment is often the last resort to save a natural tooth that has become severely infected. During a root canal treatment, the affected tooth is opened up and any damaged or infected tissue (known as ‘pulp’) inside the tooth is removed. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection, and usually capped later with a dental crown for added strength. 

Thankfully, advancements in techniques and technology have made the procedure much more comfortable than it used to be. Our dentists are fully trained and equipped to perform quality root canal treatment with minimal discomfort.

Root canal treatments

What does this treatment include?

  • First, a dentist will examine your tooth and take X-rays to assess the extent of damage
  • Once ready to operate, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the tooth and surrounding area
  • The dentist will open up the infected tooth to remove the infected pulp and clean the inside of the tooth 
  • The canal is then filled and sealed 
  • A crown is usually put on 3-6 months after your root canal treatment, to prevent the risk of fracture 

When do I need this?

If you are experiencing severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and swelling or tenderness in the surrounding gums, you may need to have a root canal.

Worried about root canals? Don't be! At Carlton Dental Care Christchurch, our experienced dentists prioritize your comfort. We use gentle techniques and keep you informed throughout the process. Save your smile with a stress-free root canal.

What are the benefits?

Relieves the severe pain caused by a deeply infected tooth

Prevents the spread of infection 

Preserves your natural teeth

Save Your Tooth with Root Canal Therapy

At Carlton Dental Care, we specialize in providing effective and compassionate root canal treatment services to save severely infected teeth and alleviate pain with minimal discomfort. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is essential when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or trauma. Our skilled dentists use advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your root canal procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible.

During a root canal treatment, our experienced team carefully removes the infected or damaged pulp from the interior of the tooth. The area is then meticulously cleaned and disinfected to eliminate bacteria and prevent further infection. Once the cleaning process is complete, the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to restore its structural integrity. In many cases, a crown is placed over the tooth to provide additional strength and protection, ensuring the tooth can function normally and maintain its appearance.

At Carlton Dental Care, we understand that the idea of a root canal can be daunting for many patients. Our compassionate approach prioritizes your comfort and peace of mind throughout the procedure. We offer various sedation options to help you relax and manage any anxiety, ensuring a pain-free experience. Our team is committed to providing personalized care, taking the time to explain each step of the process and addressing any concerns you may have.

By choosing Carlton Dental Care for your root canal treatment, you can trust that your oral health is in expert hands. Our goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible and help you maintain a healthy, pain-free smile.