Root Canal Treatment
It wasn’t too long ago that an aching, infected or deeply decayed tooth required extraction. These days with the modern techniques and equipment on offer at our Spearwood dental surgery, teeth can often be saved by a procedure called root canal treatment. Most people prefer to save their tooth because it generally will function better than an artificial one.
Root canal treatment involves removal of the infected nerve, re-shaping of the nerve chamber and then fill and seal the tooth. After root canal treatment a crown is normally placed to strengthen the remaining tooth.
The tooth will be fully anaesthetized (numbed) during the root canal treatment, but if you are nervous then the procedure can be done nitrous oxide or IV sedation. Discuss with the different options with the friendly staff at our Spearwood dentist.