root canal therapy

To save a tooth from possible extraction, Root Canal Treatment (RCT) can be taken into consideration –Root Canal Treatment in some cases is an alternative to needing a tooth extracted due to the root of the tooth becoming infected. Problems can occur with biting, chewing and your general oral health when unnecessary extraction of a tooth occurs. Root Canal Treatment helps prevent the loss of important teeth that allow for proper articulation. 

Generally, a root canal treatment will get you out of pain after just the first visit! Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a filling or crown for protection.

Typically, RCT is needed on a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay, disease or injury. At times when the tooth becomes infected, this can cause an abscess (infection of the root) – these can be quite painful and can be caused by (but not limited to) the following:

·         Breakdown of a filling or crown            

·         A deep cavity

·         Trauma

·         Gum Disease

·         Crack or chip in the tooth

·         Extreme wear

·         Extensive dental work on the tooth (Filled multiple times)