Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is a leading treatment used to save a badly damaged or unhealthy tooth. When a tooth hurts continuously or has an abscess, a root canal could be carried out in order to save the tooth. Endodontics is the science and practice of root fillings or root canal therapy. Performed well, root fillings can often be the difference between loosing or keeping a tooth.
We receive a number of referrals for our resident Specialist Endodontist, Ken Green and our other dentists who have a specialist interest in this area. We use leading materials and equipment to ensure optimum results and minimal discomfort to the patient.
What is root canal treatment?
If you have an infection in your body your immune system, transported in your blood, will be drawn to the area where bacteria that have caused the infection can be destroyed and removed. The unique problem with infections of the root canals is that the blood vessels supplying the pulpal tissues have died. Therefore as there is no blood supply into the root canal there is also no immune system. This then allows a comfortable place for bacteria to reside safe from the bodies’ immune system that is trying to remove them.
By having the root canal treatment this is effectively doing your bodies’ work for you, as it cleans out all of the bacteria preventing any more coming in. This allows the body to then heal the tissues surrounding the tooth that have been damaged by the inflammation caused by the infection.
Why choose root canal treatment?
- We accept referrals for complex root canal treatment
- We help you keep as many natural teeth as possible
- We always take our time to ensure minimal discomfort
- We are highly experienced with dealing with anxious and nervous patients
- We produce a clear written treatment plan, including all costs