Rooth Canal Treatment (RCT) from your Auckland Dentist
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth.
The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
If you don’t have this treatment, the tissue around the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
What is the Root Canal Procedure?
The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp and the nerves) cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root, disinfecting and then filling and sealing them. Filling is also placed on top.
A few months after the procedure, it is recommended to restore the tooth with a crown to protect your tooth from further damage.
Modern technology and treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment. Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain — it relieves it!
How does endodontic treatment save the tooth?
Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work.
With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Extracting a tooth is not recommended as it has serious implications and cause further problems later, for example bone loss. Bone loss will affect your other teeth at a later date, costing a lot more than if you fix it properly right away.