This treatment is performed specifically to save the tooth which has become extensively damaged over the years due to ongoing decay. This process avoids the need for extraction and enables you to to enjoy your natural teeth for many years in the future. The soft tissue inside the tooth which is called the pulp has become inflamed or has died. The pulp is a tissue made up of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels. The primary function is for it to inform us whether something is hot or cold. The inflamed pulp may cause toothache or remain pain-free. When the pulp dies, the root canal rapidly becomes infected with bacteria. This may cause pain and swelling in the supporting tissues and is referred to as an abscess or the tooth may remain symptom-free. The procedure involves removing the inflamed tissue or bacteria inside the root canal and then in time allowing the surrounding tissues to heal. After cleaning the root canal system, the space created is filled with a special protective material. This material is known as “gutta percha” and is a substance very similar to rubber.
Our clinic owns and operates the highest grade surgical microscope manufactured by Carl Zeiss which is highly effective and the most professional leading edge technology used in root canal treatment.
What does the procedure entail?
Firstly, an x-ray picture is taken, enabling us to accurately “pin point” the shape of the canals and also to establish the condition of the surrounding tissue.
Secondly, meticulous careful cleaning of the infected tissue within the canal is completed combined with the use of an intensive treatment using antibacterial solutions.
Thirdly the root canals are sealed with special gutta percha material to prevent bacterial decontamination.
Once we have completed your root canal treatment we will then restore your tooth using a composite restorative substance or insert a prosthetic crown depending on your situation.
Because our dentists are highly experienced in this field of work combined with using the modest modern technology we would anticipate that either one or two appointments would only be necessary. This would be dependent on how inflamed the particular tooth appears. Every Root Canal treatment is completed under a local anesthetic in conjunction with applying ruberdam to ensure that the full procedure is completed safely and provides maximumcomfort for our patient.