Saving teeth from extraction
If you have infected or inflamed pulp inside your tooth, root canal therapy can help to eliminate the infection and ensure the tooth is kept well-protected in future. Infection can occur if bacteria gets into the tooth via decay, a deep filling or damage.
This treatment, which is carefully performed using tiny instruments, can help save a tooth that may otherwise have to be extracted.
More facts about root canal therapy
- Root canal therapy is often thought of as being a painful process but, in reality, it is usually no more uncomfortable than having a normal filling.
- Following treatment, the tooth can continue to function, even though the ‘living’ pulp has been removed, because it is supported by the surrounding tissue and kept sealed against further infection.