Endodontic treatments (root canal treatments) are an important factor in lasting tooth preservation
Repairing teeth is the priority of our team of experts
Endodontics is a dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of dental pulp which consists of nerves and blood vessels and provides our teeth with vitality.
Dental pulp is located within the centre of the tooth, is permeated with nerve fibres and defends the tooth from harmful damage from the environment. It also aids in the sensory function.
If there is a cavity and the tooth is not treated in time, bacteria found in the cavity will cause an infection. This infection in turn causes extreme sensitivity to temperature, pulsing pain which may eventually lead to swelling.
Endodontic treatments can save damaged teeth from extraction and provide permanent reconstruction.
When the inner material of your tooth (pulp) becomes infected, the tooth is repaired such that the infected inner soft tissue is removed using special instruments, the root canal is cleaned, disinfected and filled.
After RVG imaging, the dentist assesses the state of the tooth and proceeds to treat the infection accordingly.
Treatment done under anaesthesia begins by opening up the tooth, the infected soft tissue is removed using special instruments, the root canal is cleaned and disinfected.
Once the tooth has been prepared, the root canal is filled, closing off the tooth and serving to protect it from further infection. Damaged teeth are replaced with either a filling or a crown.
Our Clinic applies the Morita® Japan machine technique in treating root canals, which uses an endometric appliance that determines the length of root canals that are difficult to access using classical instruments due to their morphological structure.
Fillings are made from varying materials, either metal-based or based on a composite resin. Once the filling has cemented, there is a firm base on which to build the damaged part of the crown. Fillings must be protected with a crown.
Teeth with poorly filled root canals due to neglect or poor dental care can undergo root canal re-treatment – the removal of the previous filling and new endodontic treatment.
Endodontic treatment is an important factor in lasting tooth preservation and an opportunity to save teeth that may otherwise need extraction, which is why it is important that this procedure is performed properly as this directly impacts the tooth’s future.
The expert staff at DentalPro Clinic believe that each and every tooth is of value and it is our goal to do all that we can to prevent tooth loss.