We usually recommend root canal treatment (endodontics) when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, either through decay or injury.  When it becomes infected, that infection can spread throughout the root canal system of the tooth, and can cause an abscess which is usually extremely painful.

If left untreated the infection can lead to damage around the bone of the tooth, and the tooth is likely to have to be removed.

Fawad Amin has a special interest in endodontics, if you would like to book a consult with him call 01722 329 959