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Root Canal Treatment

All healthy teeth have a living tissue inside then called a pulp, this provides sensation to hot and cold as it contains the nerve of the tooth. Bacteria present in all our mouths may gain access to the pulp through tooth decay or trauma and cause a severe inflammation reaction from which the pulp cannot recover.

The end result is the pulp tissue dies and becomes infected. This in turn causes an abscess to form under the tooth.

Root canal Therapy involves cleaning inside the roots of the tooth to remove the infected pulp tissue and then seal up the space created. The infected area is often quite complex and may take some time to clean thoroughly.