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Root canal treatment, also known as nerve treatment, serves to eliminate pain and swelling caused by a badly infected tooth. 

The first step involves removing the infected tissues within the tooth, after which the canals would be cleaned and shaped. The last step is where the canals are sealed and either a crown or other restoration is placed to protect and restore the tooth to its full function.   

Root Canal Treatment

Millions of teeth are saved each year through root canal treatment, which would otherwise have been extracted.

3 reasons why you will need root canal treatment:

  1. When the decay has gotten very deep and caused an infection of the pulp tissues within the tooth

  2. Trauma to the tooth which disrupted the blood and nerve supply to the tooth

  3. Cracked teeth that have cracks that extend deeply into the tooth 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the procedure very painful?

Root canal treatment is done to relieve pain caused by an infected tooth. With modern techniques and local anesthetic, most patients do not feel pain and are comfortable during the procedure. 

It is normal for the tooth to feel slightly tender for the first few days after treatment, especially when there was pain or swelling before the procedure. The tooth may also feel a bit different from your other teeth for the initial period of time after completion of the procedure.

Is there anything I need to take note of after completion of root canal treatment?

Is there anything I need to take note of after completion of root canal treatment?

We strongly encourage crowning after completion of root canal treatment for stress bearing teeth. Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment are more brittle hence more prone to fracture. A crown will greatly reduce the risk of tooth fracture. 

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