The treatment is usually over two appointments; however, it can be more depending on certain factors.
Our team will take X-rays to determine where the decay is located and its extent. Once diagnosis has been made, we will use local anaesthetic during the process to make it as comfortable as possible. We have had patients who have fallen asleep during treatment!
The aim of the treatment is to remove all the infection and clean and fill the root canals.
The tooth will have a permanent filling placed over the top to seal the access hole. However, a root filled tooth is usually much weaker and brittle than a natural tooth and can over time become broken. Therefore, the dentist may recommend a crown to be placed on the tooth, after having the treatment, to avoid this. Not all teeth will need to be crowned as it depends on the tooth, how many nerves are in the tooth and the current condition of the tooth. All the options are laid by our dentist and will be discussed with you.