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What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to save a tooth that is infected or severely decayed. The treatment involves removing the damaged pulp (nerve) from the tooth and then cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing it to prevent further infection.

Why Do You Need a Root Canal?

You may require a root canal if you experience:

1. Severe toothache or pain when chewing
2. Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
3. Swelling and tenderness in the gums
4. Discoloration of the tooth

These symptoms are indicators of infection or damage to the tooth’s pulp, which, if left untreated, can lead to more serious dental issues.

The Root Canal Procedure

  • Consultation

    Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination, take X-rays, and discuss your options. At our practice, we pride ourselves on employing advanced techniques for the most effective treatment.

  • Treatment

    During the procedure, your experienced dentist will use a rubber dam to isolate the tooth, ensuring a clean and sterile environment. They will also use a high-powered microscope to provide precise and detailed treatment. This technology allows for optimal results and minimises any discomfort.

  • Crown Placement

    After a root canal, the treated tooth will typically require a crown to restore its function and appearance. Your dentist will discuss the crown placement process during your treatment plan.


Following your root canal and crown placement, proper dental hygiene and regular check-ups are essential to maintain the health of the treated tooth.

At our practice, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care throughout your root canal treatment journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your oral health is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.