Root canal treatment, often referred to as RCT for short, is a treatment that is primarily used to help save a tooth that has gone through significant decay or has become infected. The name “root canal” refers to the space that is in the middle of the root system inside the tooth. This is where the tooth’s nerve and blood supply reside.
During root canal treatment, the diseased nerve and blood supply are removed, the root canal system is then cleaned thoroughly with specialised instruments and medicaments. Once the cleaning process is complete, the root canal system is filled with a special material.
In most cases, the root canal treatment will occur over two or three appointments. They go as follows:
When you arrange a root canal treatment with Liberty Dental, we will do everything we can to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery, including providing you with aftercare instructions. Your restored tooth should not feel the same pain as it did before the treatment, but we may recommend over-the-counter pain relief for any remaining discomfort.