For Root canal treatments in Havant contact Prince George Dental Practice. Endodontic or root canal treatment is an important treatment as it restores comfort when chewing and biting and can save a tooth from having to be extracted. It becomes necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. The tooth pulp is soft tissue containing blood vessels and nerves and can become damaged by deep decay and large fillings or by injury and trauma.
If left untreated the infection can spread through the root canal system of the tooth and may eventually lead to an abscess. If treatment is not carried out the tooth may need to be taken out.
The treatment involves removing the affected pulp, cleaning the inside of the tooth by filling it and then sealing the space. Often it is necessary to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra strength to the tooth.