To successfully treat an infected tooth, root canal treatment spans across more than one appointment.
If you are nervous about your treatment, you can arrange for sedation with our in-house dedicated specialist surgeon. Having sedation will put you completely at ease, while lucid enough to respond while having your treatment. You will come away without any bad memories and with a healthier smile.
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Treating the infection
Our first goal is to deal with the source of tooth pain - the inflamed pulp. We enter the tooth and remove the soft tissues. The tooth is then flushed and cleaned with an antibacterial solution to completely sterilise the canals.
Shaping the canals and sealing the tooth
Once the tooth is clear of any infection, our root canal surgeon will shape the canals. So your tooth isn’t left hollow, the canals are plugged and then sealed to prevent any re-infection.
Restoring the damage
Most treated teeth will only need a composite filling to restore the tooth from where it was entered for the treatment. For anything more extensive, we can make ceramic inlays and crowns at our clinic on the very same day as your treatment so there is no need to leave our clinic with a half-treated tooth.