Root canal treatment is an option if the pulpal tissues (nerves and blood vessels inside your tooth) die due to infection or trauma, or become irreversibly inflamed. Traditionally in these situations, the tooth would have been removed. Root canal treatment maintains the tooth in your mouth and removes the source of pain or disease. We use modern rotary instruments to improve the success and decrease the time taken for this treatment. Usually two visits are required to complete a treatment and cost depends on the number of canals treated within the root system. We may also advise a crown on the tooth following root canal treatment to protect the weakened tooth and give it the best chance of a successful outcome. We are happy to discuss costs involved and alternative treatments before we begin.