If a tooth is diseased right down to the nerve, treating the root canal is sometimes unavoidable in order to restore and preserve freedom from pain. After being hygenically isolated from the oral cavity, the infected canal is cleaned and rinsed using the most modern techniques.

These include ultrasound and magnifying instruments, mechanical filing techniques and electronic canal length measurement (endometry). We continually update our knowledge base to provide you with the best and most modern service. Once any existing infection has disappeared, the canal is closed to bacteria using a thermoplastic (warm moulding) filling technique. Pins made stronger using porcelain or glass fibre stabilise the construction. This provides the basis for further specific maintenance to give the tooth long term stability

Root canal treatments are usually painless.