If your dentist has examined your mouth and recommended root canal treatment, then the process will involve removing the infected pulp from underneath the tooth. The cavity will be cleared of bacteria, pulp, and damaged nerves, with the space then filled with dental materials. This will ultimately save the remaining tooth structure and prevent the need for extraction, as well as protect the surrounding teeth.
In some cases, multiple visits may be required to ensure the removal of all the pulp, but we’ll always make you as comfortable as we can during the treatment. In some cases, particularly for very nervous patients, IV sedation may be administered by anesthetists so you’ll only be partially aware of what’s going on.
If you have any questions about pain relief, our dentists will explain how each of the processes works and answer any questions you may have.