The pulp inside your teeth can become damaged through infection caused by decay or injury. Without treatment, a collection of pus (an abscess) can form at the root tip which can cause extreme discomfort.
The aim of root canal treatment is to get rid of the infected pulp, bacteria and ultimately to remove your extreme tooth pain you will experience. We do this by drilling a hole through the top of your tooth into the root canal and removing the damaged tissue. The empty root canal system is then cleaned, filled and a permanent seal is put over the top of your tooth. If you have severe tooth pain that painkillers are not helping with, it is possible that a root canal treatment will be required. Please call us on (028) 90 471 266 to arrange an emergency appointment so we can help to ease your pain and diagnose the cause of your dental pain.