A root canal is for teeth that cannot survive with just a tooth filling.
Sometimes, decay or a crack can allow bacteria to travel down the tooth and cause an infection.A root canal involves highly specialised equipment to clear the bacteria and remove the infection.
Depending on which tooth is treated, we may recommend a crown on top since it is likely the tooth is weak. When a crown is installed, you can keep eating, drinking and talking as you wish, without any discomfort.
Root canals range from 1-3 appointments depending on the tooth and its condition.