Root Canal Treatments
Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is required when the blood or nerve supply to the tooth has been affected by trauma, infection or decay. This may or may not be accompanied by symptoms of pain.
Inside each tooth is the pulp, which provides the nutrients (in the blood supply) and nerves to the tooth. It appears like a thread running through the tooth. Depending on the tooth anatomy will dictate the number of roots the tooth has and therefore the number of canals present. When the pulp becomes diseased or infected due to various events, it dies. At this stage the pulp will then be removed, the canals cleaned and the tooth sealed. The tooth may then be crowned in order to protect it, depending on the amount of tooth structure that is remaining.