Root Canal Treatment

A Pathway to Dental Rejuvenation!

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure performed to save a severely infected or decayed tooth. This treatment is necessary when the bacteria invades & enters the pulp inside of a tooth, and causes an infection. This usually happens when a cavity is left untreated for a long time.

This treatment removes the infection from inside a tooth, where the nerve and pulp within the tooth are removed; the surfaces inside the tooth are cleaned and disinfected to eliminate all bacteria; and a filling is placed to seal the space to prevent reinfection.

Process and Procedures of Root Canal Treatment

Diagnosis and Assessment

During your initial consultation, our experienced dentist will examine your tooth and take dental X-rays to assess the extent of the infection or decay. This step helps us determine if root canal treatment is necessary and if any additional procedures are required.

Administration of Local Anesthesia

Before the procedure begins, we will ensure your comfort by administering local anesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth. This helps eliminate any pain or discomfort during the treatment.

Accessing the Tooth Pulp

Once the area is numb, our dentist will create a small access hole in the tooth’s crown to reach the infected pulp. This step allows us to remove the damaged pulp and clean the root canals thoroughly.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Using specialized dental instruments, we will carefully clean the root canals, removing any infected tissue, bacteria, and debris. This step is crucial to prevent the spread of infection and ensure the long-term success of the treatment.

Shaping and Filling the Canals

After the root canals are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, our dentist will shape them using precise instruments. This shaping process allows for better filling and sealing of the canals. Once shaped, the canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha and sealed with dental cement.

Restoring the Tooth

In most cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment requires additional restoration. Our dental team will discuss the best restoration option for your tooth, which may include a dental crown or filling. This restoration helps strengthen the tooth and restore its natural appearance and function.

Follow-up Care and Maintenance

After the root canal treatment, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Our dental team will provide you with specific instructions on post-treatment care to ensure the success and longevity of the root canal treatment.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you experience persistent toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swollen gums, or a recurring pimple on the gum, it could indicate the need for a root canal. However, only a dental professional can accurately diagnose and determine if root canal treatment is necessary.
With the use of local anesthesia, root canal treatment is typically painless. You may experience some discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Our experienced dentist will ensure your comfort throughout the treatment.
The duration of a root canal treatment can vary depending on the complexity of the case. In general, it can be completed in one to three appointments, each lasting around 60 to 90 minutes. Our dental team will provide you with a more accurate time frame based on your specific situation.
In cases where the tooth is severely damaged or infected, root canal treatment is often the best option to save the tooth. Alternatives such as tooth extraction may lead to further complications and the need for tooth replacement options like dental implants or bridges. It’s best to consult with our dentist to determine the most suitable treatment for your situation.
When performed by a skilled dentist and with proper oral care, the results of a root canal treatment can last a lifetime. It is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, to ensure the long-term success of the treatment. Additionally, a dental restoration, such as a crown, may be recommended to strengthen and protect the treated tooth.

Reach out to our dental clinic today and book a consultation for your root canal treatment.