Retaining your tooth

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Root Canal Treatments

Treating your infected tooth for many more years of useful function


Infections may exist but not give you pain until it is spread and too late! Maintain your oral health by having regular check-ups!

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth's damaged or infected pulp with a filling. The pulp consists of specialised dental cells, blood vessels, tissue fibres and some nerve fibres located in the hollow space in the central part of the tooth.

The procedure is also known as endodontic treatment. Success rates for endodontic treatment are generally good. About 90 to 95 per cent of patients who undergo root canal treatment can expect a functional tooth after the treatment.

The treated tooth should last a very long time, provided that you maintain good oral hygiene and generally look after your teeth. Of course, no therapy or replacement will last as well as a healthy tooth.