There are many myths and stories floating around from root canals being performed by dentists, especially from back in the days before anaesthetic was widely available!
A root canal treatment is sometimes required if infection inside a tooth has reached the nerves and blood vessels, which means a normal filling is no longer possible. If the tooth isn’t treated, serious infection and significant pain can occur. This infection can cause serious medical problems, sometimes putting people in hospital. If the tooth is to be saved, a root canal treatment is usually required otherwise the tooth will often need to be pulled out – which can cause it’s own problems!
Laser Root Canal Therapies: with our dentists being trained extensively in the performance of root canal treatments and the use of dental lasers, we can often treat root canals which are outside the possibility of conventional treatments! This means that we can save more teeth, more often, and with even less pain.