Root Canal Therapy
This treatment is carried out when bacteria reach and infect the nerve and blood vessels in the centre of the tooth (the dental pulp). If not treated this part of the tooth dies and can lead eventually to an abscess developing.
Root canal therapy involves the removal of the infected pulp tissue and disinfection of the centre of the tooth followed by the sealing of the remaining space to prevent further bacterial infection.
Root canal therapy is an intricate and time consuming process due to the small size of the root canals and the precision engineered single use instruments required. Modern local anaesthetics ensure this should be a painless procedure.