Ogilvie Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Treatment

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We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our dental clinic. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Root Canal Treatment

Understanding the process can often remove a great deal of the fear surrounding dental procedures. During a root canal procedure, the goals of treatment are to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and relieve pain.

We begin by making sure that you are numb and comfortable. The next step is to open the tooth. We then use special instruments to carefully and thoroughly clean out the infection from the tooth and remove the infected or damaged nerve. If necessary, we may place an antibiotic treatment to prevent re-infection.

The access point in the tooth will be filled and sealed, and a crown may be placed. You may experience some soreness following the procedure as part of your body’s natural reaction to any perceived injury, but this will soon fade, and you will feel much better.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.