Endodontic treatment involves removing diseased dental pulp and sealing the root canal to prevent further infection. Very fine files are carefully used to remove the tooth’s pulp, made up of dead or damaged nerve tissues, from the inside of the tooth. After thoroughly disinfecting the root canals, it is sealed properly with an inert material to prevent further infection.
Root canal treatment usually requires more than two visits.
If a patient decides to avoid root canal treatment, there is a reasonable risk that the tooth will become further damaged, and infection will continue to spread, resulting in an unavoidable extraction.
For more information on root canal therapy or endodontics, contact Eastwood Dental today, on 9874 9900.