Endodontic Treatment

What is Endodontic Treatment

Endodontics, or root canal treatment, involves the removal of infected tissue from inside the tooth. This is done to remove the damaged tooth and to prevent further infection.

What is a root canal infection?

The root canal of a tooth contains soft tissue known as the pulp, consisting of the nerves and blood vessels that are important for the growth and strengthening of teeth. When the pulp becomes infected, it damages the soft tissue, leading to severe pain in the jaw. If the pulp is not removed, the pain will only increase, and the infection may spread.


Are you intrested in Endodontic Treatment?
Let us know, and we will assist you with setting up an appointment.

Give us a call: 021 853 7201 / Book an Appointment

What happens during root canal treatment?

A root canal procedure is slightly invasive and requires numbing or sedation to achieve.

We first start by cleaning the entire root and area. Then, the pulp gets removed through a tiny hole called the canal, drilled through the tooth enamel. Once the pulp is removed, the canal gets cleaned before filling it.

The tooth is filled and sealed to prevent any bacteria from entering the canals and avoid further infection. We will then add a crown or filling to top the tooth so it can function and look like your natural teeth.

The entire root canal treatment can take several hours, so you may require 1 to 3 sessions to complete the entire process.

How successful is root canal treatment?

Various factors play a role in the success of your procedure, but with proper care, root canal treatments have a high success rate. We have extensive experience dealing with various root canal cases and ensure the highest standard of treatment for all our patients.

Is the procedure painful?

We utilise local anaesthesia to numb the area during the root canal procedure, so no pain should be felt. However, alert us immediately if you experience any discomfort during the process.

It is normal to experience swelling and tenderness after the root canal removal, but this is easily treated with pain killers.

Request an Appointment

Visit us at our practice at 115 Main Road, Strand to find out how we can assist you.

Fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible >

Give us a call: 021 853 7201