Root canal treatments are generally performed to avoid the need for extractions and save your tooth. There is a misconception that root canals are painful. However, like other dental treatment, pain can be eliminated and discomfort minimised through gentle care by well-trained dentists and use of modern equipment and treatment methods.
Root canals usually require at least 3 appointments in order to remove the nerve inside the tooth, shape and clean the canals and finally fill the canals. Following root canal treatment our dentists may also recommend that a crown is placed over the tooth to prevent any future infection and to avoid the tooth splitting and breaking. This is a basic overview of what can be a complex process. However, our dentists at Cannon Hill Smiles will keep you comfortable and informed all the way and, if required, will consult specialists to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.