Root Canal Treatment

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals specifically with the pulp at the centre of the tooth. The more common name for endodontics is root canal treatment, which involves thoroughly cleaning the pulp or root canals of the tooth to treat infection or when the pulp of the tooth dies. Without it, you will lose the tooth.

The root canal of the tooth runs from the crown all the way to the root and contains the dental pulp. Infection is fairly common and can be caused by tooth decay, cracks in the teeth or injury. While front teeth have one root canal, back teeth have several, meaning treatment can be complex.

Many patients are nervous when they hear the words “root canal treatment”, but the procedure will be painless as it is carried out under local anaesthetic with our dentist