Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is a common dental procedure that removes damaged tissue from inside the root canals of a tooth, thereby significantly lengthening the life of the tooth.
Root canal treatment significantly restores once damaged teeth and is a recognised and superior alternative to tooth extraction as a means of treating damaged interior structures such as pulp.
It is a comfortable procedure that involves no pain as the tooth will be numbed with local anaesthetic during treatment. However, sometimes you may have discomfort after an appointment due to inflammation in the surrounding tissues – this is usually relieved by the dressing that your dentist puts in your tooth. Sometimes a mild analgesic may be required.