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Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, an endodontically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is designed to save the tooth and prevent the spread of infection. The damaged pulp is removed from the tooth and the root canal is then cleaned of all bacteria. After the bacteria has been removed, the root canal and pulp are filled in using an artificial substance, before being sealed
Root canal treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthetic although, in some cases, where the tooth has clearly died, and is not sensitive, using a local anaesthetic may not be necessary. As local anaesthetic does not work in an infected area, the dentist will usually give you antibiotics to settle the infection, before starting treatment about a week later.