Root canal treatment

Treatment to save a severely infected or decayed tooth by removing the infected nerve to preserve the tooth.

Book an appointment

Why do root canals?

It's important to note that not all teeth are suitable for root canal treatment, and in some cases, extraction may be the best option. Consulting with a dentist or endodontist will help determine if root canal treatment is appropriate for your specific dental condition.

  • Pain relief

    Root canal treatment is often recommended when the tooth’s pulp (the innermost part of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels) becomes infected or inflamed. This can cause severe toothache and sensitivity. By removing the infected pulp and cleaning the root canal, the source of pain is eliminated, providing immediate relief.

  • Preservation of natural tooth

    The primary goal of root canal treatment is to save the natural tooth. Unlike extraction, which involves removing the entire tooth, root canal treatment allows for the preservation of the tooth structure. This is important for maintaining proper chewing function, preserving jawbone density, and preventing adjacent teeth from shifting.

  • Improved oral health

    Infected or inflamed tooth pulp can lead to the spread of bacteria and infection to other areas of the mouth. By removing the infected pulp and sealing the root canal, root canal treatment helps prevent the spread of infection, protecting the overall oral health.

  • Aesthetics and functionality

    Preserving the natural tooth through root canal treatment helps maintain the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Once the root canal is treated, the tooth can be restored with a dental crown or filling, allowing it to function and blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

  • Cost-effective solution

    Root canal treatment is often a cost-effective solution compared to tooth extraction followed by tooth replacement options like dental implants or bridges. By saving the natural tooth, you avoid the need for more extensive and expensive dental procedures in the future.

  • Efficient and predictable results

    Root canal treatment has a high success rate, with most patients experiencing long-term relief from pain and infection. With advancements in dental techniques and technology, root canal procedures have become more efficient, comfortable, and predictable.

  • Improved overall well-being

    Dental infections and pain can significantly impact your overall well-being, affecting your ability to eat, speak, and sleep comfortably. By addressing the underlying infection and relieving pain, root canal treatment can improve your quality of life and overall oral health.

fully qualified

A trusted team;
speedy and responsive.

We believe in using the most non-invasive, service-oriented way of dentistry to help you overcome your fear of dental help. Fear shouldn’t your smile.

Schedule an appointment with 3 Dental.

Urgent case? Give us a ring now.

Call us

Get in touch