General Dentistry

Root Canals

Save your natural teeth with root canal therapy, relieving pain and restoring function for a lasting, healthy smile.

Stopping Pain in it's Tracks and Restoring Your Smile

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is performed to remove the infected pulp or soft center of a tooth to prevent tooth extraction. Generally, a local anesthetic is given to the patient before the procedure is carried out.

When the pulp or the soft inner part of a tooth gets injured and becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal treatment becomes necessary. During this treatment, the infected pulp is removed to save the structure of the affected tooth. The dental pulp comprises nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue that support the growth and health of the tooth.

Root Canals Procedure

A root canal treatment typically involves four primary steps, and depending on the complexity of the procedure, you may need to visit your dentist or endodontist multiple times to complete it. The process may vary slightly based on your specific needs and the recommendations of your dental professional. Before the treatment begins, you will receive a local anaesthesia.

The four steps involved in a root canal treatment are as follows:

1. Removing the active decay and infection: The first step is to remove the infected nerve tissue, old fillings, tooth decay, and debris in order to create a cleaner area.

2. Shaping the canals: Once the area is clean, the canals within the root of the tooth need to be shaped into smooth, hollow tunnels to ensure they can be filled effectively. This step may need to be repeated several times to ensure there are no irregularities or residual bacteria. It may take a few weeks for special disinfectants and medicines to take effect against stubborn bacteria within the tooth.

3. Filling the canals: To prevent bacteria from re-infecting the tooth, it is permanently filled and sealed with a long-lasting barrier material.

4. Creating a functional tooth: To help the tooth become functional again, a seal such as a crown is put on the tooth to keep bacteria from re-entering the oral cavity. As the tooth may have lost considerable tooth structure, further protection might be necessary in the form of porcelain or gold alloy crowns.


When considering getting a root canal, consult with an experienced endodontist to evaluate your condition and discuss the procedure, including potential risks and alternatives. Consider potential discomfort, recovery process, and financial implications. Prioritize post-treatment care for a successful healing process and good dental health.

Root Canals Benefits

Relieve Pain

Alleviate severe toothache and discomfort caused by infected or damaged pulp

Save Tooth

Preserve natural teeth by removing infected or damaged pulp and sealing the root canals

Prevent Infection

Halt the spread of infection to surrounding teeth, gums, and jawbone

Restore Function

Reinstate normal chewing and biting abilities with a restored tooth structure

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