Root canals – including rotary

The root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces damaged or infected pulp or nerve in the tooth’s root canal, with a filling.

When are root canals needed?

Root canals are recommended or needed when there is an infection deep within the tooth, sometimes causing pain. The only other option is for the tooth to be removed.

What does the procedure involve?

During a root canal procedure, the nerve is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The procedure is usually performed over two to three office visits. Your dentist will talk you through the procedure.