Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)
The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury.
The pulp consists of specialised dental cells, blood vessels, tissue fibres and some nerve fibres located in the hollow space in the central part of the tooth. An infection in this area can cause significant pain, which can be relieved through a root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp with a filling and aims to resolve the infection in the tooth and surrounding bone. Using special instruments called files, we remove inflamed or infected nerve tissue. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial medicines are then put inside the tooth to help stop inflammation and infection.
Root canal therapy can be a very difficult procedure depending on the morphology of the tooth’s root. Difficult cases are best completed using a microscope at a specialist Endodontist. We assess every case on an individual basis and refer to a specialist Endodontist when needed to ensure the very best prognosis and outcome are achieved.
Usually a tooth that has had root canal treatment will require a crown to protect, strengthen and seal the tooth. This is best done soon after the root canal treatment is completed.
Contact us today if you are experiencing tooth pain as this treatment can also save the tooth.