If you have a tooth that is very hot or cold sensitive, and hurts when chewing, you may have an infected nerve. Even if the nerve is infected or inflamed, a root canal allows you to keep your tooth. Root canal treatment is also known as endodontic treatment.
The space inside the hard layers of your tooth is called the root canal system. There is soft pulp consisting of blood vessels and nerves. During the procedure, we give you a local anesthetic, remove the infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth with fine dental equipment and then seal it. We sometimes top it up with a filling,
Root canals have a bad reputation. Take it from us – they’re not as traumatic as you’ve been told. And they are the best way to rid a tooth of infection and keep its basic structure.