Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment


A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth, which involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. 

A root canal treatment at Belfield Dental involves the three stages of extirpation (initial clean to control bacterial infection), instrumentation (thorough clean and medicine), and obturation (filling the root canal).

Belfield Dental Care:

Root canal treatment is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which is intended to result in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

Root canals and their associated pulp chamber are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities. Together, these items constitute the dental pulp.

A tooth can become badly damaged most commonly by a deep decay, leading to infection and inflammation of the nerve inside a tooth. Symptoms can include pain, sensitivity and swelling around the tooth.

Root canal treatment must be started as soon as possible to save the tooth. If the tooth is not treated quickly, severe pain along with an abscess may occur and the tooth may not be able to be saved.

Root canals at Belfield Dental are usually recommended or needed to remove bacteria and dying or dead tissue from inside the tooth, which will save a tooth that is severely infected. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed.

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