Root canal treatment aims to remove all infection and debris from the infected tooth. It is a skilled and time consuming procedure that can requires two or more visits.

Root canal treatment consists of the following stages:

  • Removing the remains of the infected pulp and, if an abscess is present, allowing it to drain.
  • Cleaning and shaping of the root canals ready for filling
  • Checking the tooth to ensure that the infection is cleared and if so, filling the canal/s permanently.
  • Restoring the tooth with a permanent restoration.