Endodontic treatment is a straightforward treatment which will relieve pain caused by infection or inflammation in the centre of a tooth.

This can be triggered by trauma, deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

During endodontic treatment the pulp inside the tooth is carefully removed and the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, to prevent further infection, before being filled and sealed.

Afterwards the tooth is usually restored with a crown or filling and it will continue to function like any other tooth.

Endodontic treatment prevents the loss of your tooth and helps you to maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you enjoy and with proper restoration and dental care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

Proper dental care includes regular brushing and flossing, proper diet and periodic dental check-ups.

Modern endodontic treatments are similar to having a routine filling with local anaesthetic so there will be little or no discomfort, often there is pain before treatment and endodontic therapy provides relief.

Treatment can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth.

After an examination of your tooth your dentist will discuss the options for your treatment which may include being referred to a Specialist Endodontist or a dentist with additional qualifications in providing endodontic treatments to ensure that you can decide on best treatment for you. Once you have had this treatment completed you will return to your dentist to continue your routine dental care.