Root Canal Treatment is the process whereby the nerve and infective pathogens (bacteria) are removed from within the roots of a tooth. This is done when decay has entered the “nerve chamber”, and as a result, infection and toothache occurs. This treatment relieves the pain and resolves the infection inside the tooth.

Generally, two appointments, a week apart, are required. During the first appointment, an antibiotic cream is placed inside the roots in order to combat the infection. During the second appointment, the roots have a “root filling” placed inside in order to seal them off to further infections. This completes the root canal procedure whereby the tooth is now ready to have a Crown placed over it.

 

BChD (Pretoria)
Practice No. 0284564

28 Rodger Sishi Rd
Westville
3629

031 266 8396