Root canal treatment works by removing the infection and sealing the affected tooth to preserve the underlying nerve. Canals are created deep into the tooth which is then flushed through with a powerful disinfectant that kills the harmful bacteria causing the infection.
Once the infected tooth pulp has been removed, the canals are filled to prevent re-infection and the tooth is infilled with a natural-looking composite material. Some patients will be advised to have a dental crown fitted after root canal treatment to prevent further damage to the tooth.
The Brickfields Dental Care dentists have carried out hundreds of root canal procedures for our South Woodham Ferrers community, and as such, are greatly experienced in caring for and healing damaged teeth back to their natural function.