Root Canal Treatment (RTC)
The nerve inside the tooth can be damaged and die.
When this occurs, it commonly becomes infected and painful. This can happen as a result of deep decay, a deep filling, a crack or previous knocks to teeth.
Root canal treatments, often referred to as RCT for short, involves cleaning and disinfecting the tunnels inside the tooth. Once the tooth settles, a seal is placed inside the tunnel. This usually takes around three visits.
In some cases, extraction of the tooth may be necessary in the event of infection or trauma reaching the nerve system, but a root canal is often preferred as it can help you keep the tooth.
After root canal treatment, the tooth may require a filling or a crown to seal the original opening used to get to the nerve and avoid reinfection.