Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment can be performed here at Ashgrove West Dental, and we will ensure that you have a comfortable experience during and after your appointment

Root canal treatment is a procedure where the nerve or dental pulp is removed. This procedure is often required when the nerve of the tooth has been damaged by trauma, or more commonly tooth decay. This treatment is an alternative to extraction, and has many advantages as you are able to retain and save the tooth. 

Root canal treatment removes the inflamed or infected pulp from the tooth, where the canal is then cleaned and prepared to accept a filling material to fill the canals where the nerves were previously. 

Contrary to popular beliefs about the matter, modern endodontic treatment is similar to having a routine filling, and can usually be completed in one or two appointments. 

Stages of root canal treatment, infected tooth and abcess, tooth cleaned and shaped, root filling replaced, permanent crown placed