Root Canal Filling

If the nerve inside a tooth is infected (abcessed), it can cause severe pain and will need to be removed, and the space filled in. This normally takes 2 or 3 visits, depending on the tooth.

During the first visit, the dentist will numb the tooth and clean out the nerve in each root, then fill it and place a temporary dressing over the top, allowing the area to settle down from the infection.

A return visit will ensure the tooth is stable, and a permanent filling can be placed. If the tooth is a large one, there may be a risk of splitting so a crown would be necessary to hold the tooth together.