Endodontics is more commonly known as root canal treatment. It is necessary when the pulp or nerve at the centre of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed, due to tooth decay or trauma.
The words “root canal treatment” may strike fear into the hearts of many patients, but it is necessary because without it you could lose your tooth. It’s also nothing to be afraid, we assure you that you are in good hands in the care of skilled endodontic specialists at smile 360 dental clinic specially trained to treat complex cases.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
The aim of root canal treatment is to get rid of the damaged pulp and the bacteria that are causing the infection. It involves removing inflamed or dead nerves and blood vessels from the centre of your tooth.
This is done by drilling a hole through the top of your tooth to the root canal and removing the dead tissue. The empty root canal system is then cleaned, filled and a permanent seal put over the top of your tooth. The procedure may be carried out over one or two visits.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
You may find that you have some discolouring in the tooth that has been treated, although this is less common now as techniques have advanced. However, if your tooth does discolour, you may be able to have treatment to correct it.
After treatment it’s important that you take care of your repaired tooth as you would any other. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and visit us regularly.