Root canal treatment or otherwise known as Endodontics, aims to save a tooth that has nerve damage due to disease, decay or trauma. This treatment option is the alternative to extraction, and is the preferred treatment option to maintain natural teeth, as teeth near the extracted tooth can move and tilt into the space, making it difficult to chew properly and also altering appearance. The root canal procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and is relatively pain free. The infected pulp is removed, the canal is cleaned and is then sealed to prevent any further bacteria harbouring. The procedure involves multiple visits and medicines are put in the canal at the end of each visit to help stop the infection and inflammation. If you require Root Canal Treatment, or need more information… Contact Smiles @ Bronberg, in Benowa on 55646160.