There are many myths floating around in regards to root canal treatments. You may have heard about root canal treatments in movies, sitcoms or even from facebook status updates from your friends!. With our advanced training and latest equipment, we at Balhannah Dental Practice can ensure a relatively pleasant experience for all our patients.
A root canal treatment may be required if decay has reached the nerve of your tooth and a simple filling is no longer possible.
If the tooth is left untreated, significant pain and infection can occur. The spread of infection can cause major medical problems and a root canal treatment is usually recommended to save the tooth. If the tooth is removed you may have problems with chewing and in maintaining good oral health as bacteria may accumulate in the gap. A missing tooth in your smile may also be unsightly and as such we strongly recommend a root canal to save your tooth.
Our dentists have undertaken many root canal procedures over the last 20 years
and we have an excellent reputation in the community for the more complex procedures such as root canal. Our highly skilled dentists can perform the procedure under a local anaesthetic and the prognosis is very good provided proper care and maintenance.