Root canal treatment for Auckland patients
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat the infected centre of a tooth. The root canal system runs from the crown of the tooth to the end of the roots and contains the dental pulp. If the pulp becomes infected, having a root canal filling is a way of saving the tooth.
Before the procedure our dentists may need to take a series of X-rays of the infected tooth. This allows them to assess the infected area better.
During the course of this treatment, the dentist will clean out the infection, fill the roots with an immoveable dental material and will then provide protection for the tooth in the form of a dental crown or filling. A root canal filling is generally performed under local anaesthetics to ensure the patient's comfort. The entire procedure is often carried out over the course of two or more appointments.
If you are looking for a dentist offering root canal fillings in Auckland, call The Dental Suite to find out more about our services or to make an appointment with one of our qualified dentists.