Root canal treatment is required when the nerve and blood supply to the tooth are infected by decay or harmed by trauma. In the early stages this can be symptom free but it can progress to toothache and abscess formation.
Root canal treatment cleans out the dead, infected nerve and sterilises the inside of the tooth. A filling is then placed to seal the tooth up so no re-infection is possible.
Modern local anaesthetic means that it will feel no different to having a normal filling and the procedure should not be uncomfortable at all, although it will take considerably longer to complete; root canal treatment is a very skilled and time consuming procedure.
When a tooth needs root canal treatment, the only alternative is to extract the tooth. Further treatment may then result if a replacement tooth is advised/desired.
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Banchory Dental Practice - Aberdeenshire
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9 Station Road