Root Canal Treatment
Endodontics is another word for 'root canal treatment'. This treatment is necessary when the blood or nerve supply to the tooth (i.e. the root) becomes infected.
An infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth when:
- Tooth decay occurs
- Fillings leak
- Teeth are damaged by trauma, such as a fall
Endodontic treatment removes the infection and then the root is cleaned and filled to prevent re-infection. The treatment does not hurt as a local anaesthetic is used in the same way as for an ordinary filling. After treatment the tooth will look the same, as the modern techniques we use in this practice prevent discoloration.
In the unlikely event that there is a change in the tooth's colour we have several treatments that can be used to restore its natural appearance.
For more information please call us today and speak to one of our dedicated treatment coordinators on 020 7722 4405.