Why do I need root canal treatment?
An infected tooth can be a very unpleasant experience. The pulp tissues inside your tooth can become infected due to decay, trauma or deep fillings, often causing pain and distress. Through root canal treatment, we remove the infected pulp from the innermost part of your tooth, eliminating the symptoms associated with the infection and saving a natural tooth that may otherwise have needed to be extracted.
At Clover Dental, we use a specialist microscope to elevate your root canal treatment. It enables us to see the tiniest details of your tooth and deliver highly accurate results.
What does root canal treatment involve?
Root canal treatment can be lengthy, and usually requires multiple appointments. Initially, we take an X-ray to get an overall picture of the condition of your teeth, checking the root canals and looking for any other signs of infection.
We begin by removing the infected pulp from your tooth, using local anaesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable throughout treatment. We then clean the root canals with an antibacterial solution, removing any remaining bacteria.
The next step is to shape the root canals using tiny and precise dental instruments, before filling them with a rubber material. We then use a filling to seal and rebuild your tooth. In some cases, a crown may be needed to restore your tooth shape and function correctly.