Root canal treatment is required when a cavity has got so large that it has reached the nerve of a tooth. This treatment includes removal of the infected nerve tissue, cleaning and shaping the root canal and filling the cleaned canal with appropriate filling.
It is hard to determine the timescale of root canal treatment because it depends on many factors such as how long the tooth has been infected, how treatable it is etc. Root canal treatment is not suggested if caries has already destroyed the tooth tissue in the root, there is a fracture in the root or the tooth is too loose in the jaw (e.g. parodontitis). The possibility to make a dental x-ray at the dental office also contributes to the success of root canal treatment. We use the best and latest materials to perform root canal treatment.