Root canal treatments are commonly performed to avoid the need for tooth removal. There is a misunderstanding that root canals are painful. However, similar to other dental treatment, pain and discomfort can be eliminated through gentle care by well-trained Dentists and use of modern equipment and treatment methods.
Root canals are typically done over 3 visits in order to remove the nerve inside the tooth, shape and clean the nerve canals and finally fill the nerve canals with an inert material. After root canal treatment we generally recommend that a crown is placed over the tooth to prevent any future infection and to avoid the tooth splitting and breaking. This is a simple overview of what can be an intricate process. However, our Dentists at Central Smiles will keep you comfortable and informed all the way and, if required, will consult specialists to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.