Teeth with painful and infected “pulps” (tooth nerves) may be treated with Root Canal Therapy to relieve pain and avoid extraction of the tooth. There are several benefits to avoiding tooth extraction:
This procedure is performed over multiple appointments. Firstly, the pulp is removed and the root canal is cleaned, shaped and medicated. Next, the canal is filled with a special material. A final filling is then placed, which may require a crown to strengthen the tooth.
The success rate of Root Canal Therapy is very high (over 95%), but we assess the overall strength and future of the tooth before commencing this procedure.