Root canal treatments are generally performed to avoid the need for tooth removal and save your tooth. There is a misunderstanding that root canals are painful. However, like other dental treatment, pain and discomfort can be eliminated through gentle care by a well-trained Dentist and use of modern equipment and treatments.

Root canals usually require at least 3 visits in order to remove the nerve, shape and clean the canals and lastly fill the canals. Following root canal treatment our Dentists may also recommend that a dental crown is placed over the tooth to prevent any future infection and to avoid the tooth splitting and breaking. This is a basic overview of what can be a complex process. However, our Dentists at Ripley Dental will keep you comfortable and informed all the way and, if required, will consult specialists to ensure you receive the best possible result.