Dental services

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Endo is the Greek word for inside and odont is Greek for tooth.   

Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth.
Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) becomes inflamed or is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need root canal treatment.


If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth.

This may eventually lead to an abscess. An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth.

The symptoms of an abscess can range from dull ache to severe pain and the tooth may be tender when you bite. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.


PROCEDURE


The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.

Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two (rarely three) visits to your dentist.

At the first appointment the dentist examines and x-rays the tooth, then administers local anaesthetic and the infected pulp is removed. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained at this time.

The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A special medicine and a temporary filling are put in and the tooth is left to settle.

At the second appointment the tooth is checked and when all the infection has cleared, the root canal of the tooth is filled with a permanent material, often gutta-percha and a temporary hart filling is put in.

This helps to keep the canals free of infection or contamination.The permanent filling or crown can be made later according to the needs of every mouth.

There are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance.


FILLING                          FILLING WITH POST                      CROWN



ROOT CANAL OR EXTRACTION?

Once the pulp is destroyed, it can’t heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. Although some people would prefer an extraction, it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth as possible.

Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally, a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. When endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic surgery may be able to save the tooth.

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