Endodontic treatment removes infected or damaged tissue from inside a tooth. This tissue, called the pulp, contains nerves and blood vessels that help nourish the tooth. After the pulp is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, disinfected, filled and sealed.
At a subsequent visit the tooth is restored with a filling and the patient may be advised to have a porcelain or gold crown placed on the tooth to prevent it fracturing long term.
Some more difficult cases may be referred to a specialist (known as an Endodontist).
Both Crowns and Root canal therapy are tax deductible where 20% of the cost can be claimed back and we will advise the patient on this.
There is no real substitute for your own tooth in terms of health and investment.