What Is A Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment or Endodontics is a dental procedure used to treat infection within the tooth. The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the pulp of the tooth. This can be a result of tooth decay, broken fillings or trauma to the tooth. Antibiotics are not effective in treating root canal infections.
Leaving an infected tooth may make it worse and reduce the chances of root canal treatment being successful if the infection within your tooth becomes established.
It is often preferable to save a natural tooth rather than extract it. This is often less expensive than removing a tooth and replacing it with bridgework or an implant.
One of our many experienced dentists, Dr Robert Cox has a special interest in Endodontics, allowing us to complete more complex cases in house, rather than referring patients elsewhere.