Root Canal Treatments

We go above and beyond to ensure this procedure is painless and comfortable

We always hope that we never have to perform this procedure for our patients, but sometimes decay can progress to involve the nerve of the tooth.

Often you will feel pain such as aching in the tooth or jaw or even severe pain, but sometimes you may not even know until your dentist tells you that the decay has gone into the nerve. Root canal treatment should not be painful! Should we find you need to have root canal treatment, we are always here to make the procedure as painless and stress free as we possibly can.

The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury. It involves giving anaesthetic so that the procedure is painless and then the dentist removing the (infected) nerve and eventually filling the space with a replacement, so it does not become re-infected. Whilst we do some root canal treatment, there are some teeth that are better to be treated by a specialist. We may start the root canal to relieve the pain, but then depending on how complex the root canal treatment will be on the tooth, we may refer you to a specialist. At Azura we choose the specialists we refer to very specifically to suit our patient’s needs, and we work very closely with them to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Frequently asked questions

Root canal treatment eliminates the discomfort that an infected or abscessed tooth causes. The swollen infected nerve is removed during the root canal procedure. After that, the surfaces inside the tooth are cleaned and sterilised, and a filling is put in to close the space where the nerve was and the opening.
To ensure that the tooth is completely cleaned out, sealed up, and guarded against further harm, the root canal process may be finished in more than 1 appointment. There is also some time required for disinfection of the nerve canal to occur. This is helped by cleaning, medications your dentist will place inside the tooth and the prescribed amount of time in between visits.
If you are experiencing throbbing pain, this may be caused by an infection in the tooth root. There could be an obvious swelling or sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold food and drinks or a painful ache of the tooth. These symptoms may indicate the need for root canal treatment and require assessment by the dentist as soon as possible.

In general, the pain you experience is from an infected or dying nerve. Once you see your dentist they can usually start the treatment process. This process is usually Painless! The dentist will use very effective anaesthetic which will make the procedure very comfortable.

Alleviate the pain and discomfort while getting root canal treatment

See how Azura can help you save a tooth, rather than extract it with root canal treatment