Root canal treatment consists of devitalising the tooth and removing the infected dental pulp, or nerve, inside the tooth. The procedure, performed under local anaesthesia, is painless, and preserves teeth that would have otherwise required extraction.
Root canal treatment is needed when the nerve becomes inflamed or infected, especially due to decay. This can cause pain when chewing, or cause the tooth to become sensitive to cold or heat. The pain may be intermittent or constant. Decay can even cause a dental abscess or change the colour of the tooth. Root canal treatment can eliminate the infection and preserve the tooth – usually in a single session. At SOMA Clinic, we use dental microscopy for greater precision and the best results during root canal treatment.