Although root canals have a notorious reputation as a painful dental treatment, they are actually a safe and fairly common procedure for treating a badly infected tooth. If the pulp inside a tooth is infected with bacteria as a result of an untreated cavity, crack or injury, a root canal is a preferred alternative to a tooth extraction.
Getting A Root Canal
The first step in a root canal procedure is to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free. If you suffer from dental anxiety we can provide you with several solutions including Drift Away Anxiety Management and Sleep Dentistry. The process involves removing all of the damaged and infected material within the tooth, then thoroughly cleaning and drying the chamber to minimise the risk of any further infection occurring. Finally the tooth chamber will be filled and sealed. In some cases a dental crown may be required for the top of the tooth.