A root canal treatment is an alternative to extraction of a tooth with an irreparably damaged nerve. This can happen as a result of decay or trauma. There is usually pain and infection associated with the tooth and patients may experience “grumbling” symptoms for weeks as the tooth dies. A root canal treatment works by removing the nerve of the tooth (which is the source of the infection) and filling the nerve canals with specials cones and antibacterial paste. Every tooth is different and may have between one and four canals that need to be treated, your dentist will discuss this with you.
At railway dental surgery we use the latest nickel titanium root canal systems to ensure the best outcome possible. Root canal treatments generally have a very high success rate and allow a well looked after tooth to function for many years.