PAINFUL ROOT CANALS CAN BE CONSIGNED TO HISTORY. OUR SKILL AND TECHNOLOGY ENABLE US TO MAKE IT AS COMFORTABLE AS A SIMPLE FILLING.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT & RE-TREATMENT (also called Endodontics)
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
We know that the thought of a root canal treatment can be terrifying however, our use of the best technology on the market combined with our skill mean that this no longer needs to be the case. Patients that come in worried leave commenting that the process was no more uncomfortable than a simple filling.
A root canal treatment may be required when the pulp under the tooth becomes inflamed or infected which left untreated can cause extreme pain or lead to an abscess. There are a variety of causes for this inflammation or infection including: deep decay, faulty crowns, multiple dental procedures on the tooth, gum disease or a crack or chip in the tooth. During the treatment we will remove the infected pulp and then clean and disinfect the canals. We only use the very best files on the market in order to do this; the WaveOne GOLD file system. The WaveOne GOLD system is made of nickel titanium that offers considerable improvement on strength and flexibility over other file systems. This system due to its engineering design not only enhances patient safety but allows the therapy to be completed more efficiently and greatly increases the comfort and experience of the patient.
The canals are then filled and sealed using premier quality AH Plus epoxy resin. This superior resin ensures a tight seal with very high dimension stability leading to low shrinkage and low leakage. Like every product we careful screen it combines outstanding structural qualities with outstanding aesthetic properties.
The treatment then concludes with either a filling or a crown depending on your specific requirements which our dentists will discuss with you. Please refer to our pages on Venus Pearl Fillings and Ceramic Crowns for further information about the final stage of this restorative treatment. We use the same restorative techniques that we use for our fillings so you can be confident that you are receiving a treatment that combines the best in aesthetics with the best in structural technology to mimic your tooth's natural properties. After our treatment your tooth will look and function just like a regular tooth.
ROOT CANAL RE-TREATMENT
If re-treatment is required it means that with the previous root canal treatment has failed. Depending on the cause the failure may occur shortly after the original treatment but can occur years later.