How is Root Canal Treatment done?
The purpose of the treatment is to remove the bacteria from inside the tooth and disinfect the root canals. This is done by making a hole through the tooth into the pulp chamber, locating and measuring the root canal lengths, then cleaning and widening them with very fine instruments.
Root canal treatment can be provided over one or more visits. At Charing Cross Practice, we believe that we are able to provide our patients with a higher standard of care by providing root canal treatment over multiple visits, usually two. This treatment approach has the longest associated scientific evidence base and we have used this justification for lasting success in thousands of cases over the last 15 years.
What happens after Root Canal Treatment?
Treatment may weaken the tooth and it is essential that you return to your dentist so that the tooth can be properly protected . A crown is often necessary. Once it is restored the tooth can be used normally, until then it is wise not to bite too hard on it.