Root Canal Treatment, also known as ‘Endodontic Treatment’ is treatment by which you can save a tooth damaged by fracture, infection or decay. Without this , the only other alternative is to have the tooth removed and if possible, replaced with an implant, a fixed bridge or a removable denture. It can be highly effective and practical actually keep the original tooth
What does treatment involve?
Treatment may require 1-3 appointments, depending on the diagnosis, the number of roots and the complexity of the case. Treatment involves, cleaning , shaping and sealing the root canals so essentially, you have a ‘dead’ tooth with no nerve in it but get to keep it!
What is the success rate of root canal treatment?
Studies indicate that 90% of treatments are successful. However, prognosis may vary depending on the specifics of each case. Good oral hygiene and a sound restoration after each case are also essential to prevent treatment failure.