Root Fillings
Should the inside of the tooth become infected, a technique is available to save the tooth rather than have it removed. During root canal treatment, the infected pulp (tissue within the tooth containing the nerve and blood supply) is cleaned out and the canal is disinfected. The void is then filled to seal it and a filling is placed over the top. Ideally, a crown or other protective restorations such as an onlay, should later be completed to further strengthen the tooth.
Root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthesia over one to three visits. The Unit is fortunate enough to have an Endodontist on site, and most patients requiring root fillings are managed by her.
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