Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
No! A local anaesthetic is used and it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done.
What if I don’t have the treatment?
The alternative is to have the tooth extracted. Although some people would prefer an extraction, it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth as possible.
Will the tooth be safe after treatment?
Yes! However, it is better to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth. Teeth which have had root canal treatment but have not been crowned afterwards have a much higher risk of fracture.
What about aftercare?
Root-treated teeth should be treated just the same as any other tooth. Remember to clean your teeth at least twice a day, preferably with a fluoride toothpaste. Cut down on sugary snacks and keep them only to mealtimes if possible. See your dentist for regular check-ups.