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When a tooth gets infected, a root canal treatment can be necessary. At London Road Dental Care, we’re careful to ensure this procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.
If left untreated, an abscess may form and without intervention will lead to the tooth needing to be removed.
What’s the treatment process like?
Root canal treatment is a lengthy process and requires a high degree of skill. Ultimately, the goal is to completely remove the infection from the root canal. The treatment will usually be conducted over at least two visits.
At your first visit, the infected part of the tooth, or the pulp, is cleared away. The root canal must be cleaned and shaped, to prepare it for a filling. The final filling won’t be put in until the second appointment, so a temporary filling will be installed, and the tooth will be left to rest. This resting period is to ensure that infection has been completely cleared before the final filling is put in place.