Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy (also known as endodontic treatment) aims to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or trauma. This is done by first numbing the tooth with local anaesthetic, then removing damaged, infected or dead pulp from within the tooth. This in turn aims to alleviate any pain and retain the tooth in its functional state.
This treatment usually spans a number of appointments depending on the complexity of the tooth, and generally requires a crown after completion to ensure its structural longevity.
Crowns are generally placed on teeth weakened by dental decay, fracture or large fillings. They cover the tooth entirely, thus restoring it to its normal size, shape and colour whilst improving its structural stability.
There are now a number of materials from which crowns can be made, and our team will help to advise as to the most appropriate and aesthetically pleasing option for you.