If the inner part of a tooth (the root canal system) becomes infected if may be possible to remove the infected tissue to avoid extraction and save the tooth. Once the infected tissue is removed we will flush the root canals with an antibacterial solution and fill with a rubber-like material to protect against bacteria re-entering, before sealing with a permanent crown or filling.

Root canal therapy gets a bad rap, but fear not, once the area is numbed the procedure shouldn’t feel too different to having a filling.