Root canal therapy is performed when a tooth is infected and inflamed under the surface and risks spreading the infection to surrounding teeth and developing other health related problems. By this stage, the tooth has suffered from infection which has broken down three dense layers of enamel, dentine and tooth pulp which protects the tooth foundation. The bacteria in the tooth has been ignored or gone unnoticed as the process of infection requires an extended time for the decay to slowly reach the tooth core.
What does the process involve?
A root canal involves removing the infected pulp while leaving as much as possible of the natural tooth intact. Once removed, the infected area will be replaced with a filling to prevent further damage and to avoid extraction of the natural, unaffected tooth.
In the event of an infected tooth, Dr Jeremy Lung can undertake root canal, or endodontic therapy, on-site in the clinic. You also have the option of having your root canal treatment while under anaesthetic to reduce any pain or anxiety about the treatment.
Dr Jeremy Lung
Dr Jeremy will only recommend what treatments are actually applicable. He won’t push for upselling treatments rather, he will assess your current situation and budget and treatment plan accordingly. He will recommend treatments with integrity and expertise.
If you would like to achieve a beautiful, healthy-looking smile, contact us today to book a consultation.