Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Dr Kent has a great deal of experience in carrying out painless root fillings. All root canal procedures are carried out using single use instruments using the best up-to-date technology and materials.
Root treatments on back teeth can be more complicated because they have a number of roots. The root canals are exposed and all roots then need to be excavated, making sure that the entire tooth nerve is removed. The cavity and the tooth is then filled.