In certain, unfortunate, situations, the nerve tissue in the centre of a tooth can begin to die. This can be as a result of dental decay, previous extensive dental treatment or trauma. As the nerve begins to die, it creates infection within the tooth, which eventually spreads out of the root tip into the surrounding tissues. This is very often associated with pain and swelling.
The aim of root canal treatment is to clean and disinfect this space within the tooth, and then completely fill and seal the canal to prevent further infection.
We, at Mansion House, realise that this can be a daunting option for patients, but with advances in techniques and anaesthetics, we would hope to undertake it in as comfortable a setting as possible.