Root canal treatment (removing the nerve inside the tooth) is required when a tooth’s nerve has been damaged for any reason. Root canal treatment is the best option to try and save the tooth in those circumstances.
- Tooth decay reaching to the nerve of the tooth
- Trauma to the tooth
- Broken tooth/fillings
- Extremely worn down teeth
- A tooth has had an extensive dental work
Root canal treatment is usually broken into 2-3 stages to allow some medication to be placed inside the tooth to work in between the visits.
During the initial consultation an x-ray will be taken to diagnose and plan the treatment.
Usually this will be followed by an emergency treatment to remove the nerve from the tooth to relieve pain/infection.
1st stage of root canal treatment
2nd stage treatment
3rd stage treatment