No. You may feel like the treated tooth is ‘bruised’ for a few days afterwards but an over-the-counter painkiller should be sufficient.
Helping You Smile Again
Root Canal Treatment (RCT) can save a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed completely.
Root Canal Treatment (endodontics) treats infection at the centre or ‘root’ of a tooth.
Root Canal Treatment (RCT), also known as endodontics, is a dental procedure that aims to treat infection inside a tooth. Bacteria live in the mouth and can invade the tooth for many reasons such as tooth decay, leaky fillings or damage as a result of trauma.
After a referral, or an initial appointment to diagnose the problem and evaluate the tooth, we aim to complete the treatment in one visit. Depending on the tooth we are treating, the appointment length may vary from one to two hours. A second visit may be required in particularly difficult cases.
During the treatment the damaged nerve is removed from the root and the canal space is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The root canal is then prepared and shaped with precise instrumentation ready to be filled and sealed with a special rubber seal. This is a painless procedure.
Because RCT can weaken a tooth, there’s a risk of fracture after treatment and the tooth can also discolour. We recommend any tooth with a Root Canal Treatment is protected with a crown.
Before and After RCT
Saving a damaged tooth with Root Canal Treatment.