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.

What are the benefits?

Relieves the severe pain caused by a deeply infected tooth

Prevents the spread of infection 

Preserves your natural teeth