It’s probably fair to say that the words ‘root’ and ‘canal’ strike fear into the hearts of most of us, but knowing exactly what to expect and what is involved with this treatment can really helpalleviateyour worries.
At Dentist@330 our dentists in Mt Waverley have a great deal of experience in performing root canal treatments, residents of Melbourne really have nothing to fear and we are always happy to chat about the procedure beforehand.
So what is a root canal? This is the term given to the area inside a tooth where there is pulp, or a nerve – each of your teeth contains between one and four root canals. If the pulp or nerve within is infected or damaged in any way it will need to be removed and the canal cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection. Despite the nerve being removed your tooth will not be adversely affected in anyway. This procedure is known as root canal treatment.