Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is necessary when the inside of the tooth (pulp) and surrounding area becomes infected as a result of cracking, decay or injury.
Symptoms of infection include:
Sensitivity to hot or cold food or drinks
Pain when biting or chewing
Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
Oozing from the affected tooth
The aim of RCT (or root canal treatment) is to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. If RCT is not carried out, the infection may spread and the tooth may need to be extracted.
During treatment your dentist will:
Remove infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth
Clean and disinfect the area
Fill and seal the space using advanced materials
Depending on the strength of the remaining structure post treatment, the tooth will require either a filling or a crown. Root canal treatment may take multiple visits to your dentist depending on the individual case.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, contact your local OMFSPK clinic to book an appointment. To find out more about treatments available and price lists please click here.