Sometimes a tooth may become irreversibly damaged as a result of trauma, decay or disease and root canal treatment may be required. Root canal treatment removes unwanted bacteria from inside the tooth, to prevent it from becoming infected further.
Sometimes there are no symptoms to indicate a root canal treatment is needed and we rely on radiographic findings.
However symptoms may include:
- Loose tooth
- Discolouration of the tooth
- Draining gumboil
Root canal treatments often require multiple appointments to complete and appointment times may last 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.