Root canal treatment is an unfortunate but necessary treatment when damage to the tooth causes the tooth to die.  This damage can be caused by

  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Decay
  • Deep fillings
  • Tooth fracture

When this occurs the dentist may have to remove the dead material inside the tooth and replace it with material to seal the cavity and stop further ingress of bacteria. 

Tooth Longevity

A tooth’s longievity after a root canal is usually determined by how much tooth tissue is lost. Most teeth with root canals will probably require a crown in order to strengthen and prolong the tooth’s life. The New Zealand Dental Association has a very good brochure on line at their website which is www.nzda.co.nz about root canal treatment.

Contact us for more information or to book an appointment

+64 6 835 8169

Helping you smile

Clive Square Dental Associates
27 Clive Square West,


Ph. 06 835-8169
Fax. 06 835-9606
Email. bradbettydental@xtra.co.nz


Practice hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:00. Alternate times can be pre arranged. There is usually someone at the practice from 8:00 AM. See the contacts tab to get in touch with us.
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