If you are experiencing toothache it can sometimes indicate an infection is affecting the nerve of your tooth. Today, endodontics or root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the centre of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This is a multi-stage process that occurs over different appointments.
In most cases a crown will be needed after root treatment to strengthen the tooth and return it to normal use.
We have reading material with detailed information on root canal treatment available for you to take home after your consult appointment.