Root canal treatment - not as bad as you think!
There is a misconception that root canal treatment is a
particularly gruesome treatment to go through. Nothing can
be further from the truth. It is just another type of dental
Sometimes the tissue inside a tooth can deteriorate and
die, due to a variety of reasons. Root canal treatment simply
involves cleaning, disinfecting and sealing the canals
the roots of the tooth with a special filling. This treatment
allows us to keep the tooth instead of extracting it.
Before root canal treatment it is important
to evaluate the tooth to see if it is actually worth saving
may not be worth keeping. If they are we will either
root fill in our surgery or refer them to a root canal
Once a tooth has been root filled it has
the potential to function as well as any other tooth
mouth, however it may need special reinforcement internally
externally with a post or a crown.