Once a tooth is infected, the nerve must be removed. Root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthetic over several visits.
First, we make a small hole in the tooth, leading to the root canal. We gently remove infection using files and other tools until the tooth is clean.
Once the tooth’s infected pulp is removed, we file the root canal into a tapered shape and fill it with a latex derivative. The dead tooth remains in place but is no longer connected to the body’s blood supply, and the tooth would become dry and brittle in the future. To combat this, we fit the tooth with a crown to seal it and slow decay.