Root canal

Intense, sudden dental pain, coupled with hypersensitivity: you’ve got a bad toothache! Many factors may lead to a toothache, which can even reach your dental pulp, the soft tissue inside your teeth that contains nerves and blood vessels. The only way to alleviate the pain caused by a swollen pulp is a root canal.

When is a root canal necessary?

  • Swelling of the dental pulp (deep cavity)
  • Irritation of the pulp due to an injury
  • Extensive restoration work

What is a root canal?

A root canal involves removing the infected pulp from a tooth’s canal to avoid having to extract the tooth. Local anaesthetic is used and, while uncomfortable, the procedure is generally painless. A restoration, such as the installation of a crown, is often necessary after the procedure.