Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy - Huddersfield

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment (RCT), which is also known as Endodontics, is required when the nerve (known as the pulp) or blood supply becomes infected through decay or injury.

Why is root canal required?

If the pulp becomes infected then the infection can spread into the root canal system of the tooth. This could lead to an abscess and if RCT is not carried out the infection can spread and the tooth may require extraction.

Does it hurt?

No. Treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic and should not prove any different to having any other filling.

What is the process?

The aim of RCT is to remove all the infection from the root canal. During the initial appointment the infected pulp is removed. The root canal is cleaned to prevent further infection and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is placed and the tooth is left to settle. On the return visit and once the infection has cleared the tooth is then permanently filled.

After treatment

After the RCT has been completed, it is advisable to place a crown in order to support and strengthen the tooth.

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