Endodontics

Sometimes traumatised teeth, heavily restored teeth or teeth with internal cracks can develop a pulp (nerve) problem. This can lead to painful reactions to hot and cold or bite pressure.

Endodontics

Endodontics

Sometimes traumatised teeth, heavily restored teeth or teeth with internal cracks can develop a pulp (nerve) problem. This can lead to painful reactions to hot and cold or bite pressure.

A tooth with irreversible pulpitis (nerve death) can give acute non stop pain. Every effort will be made to help conserve your tooth and this may include endodontic (Root Canal) treatment. The damaged nerve tissue within the tooth can be removed with rotary instrumentation under local anaesthesia.

Anti - inflammatory and antibiotic pastes can be introduced into the root canal systems of the tooth and generally the pain or discomfort will disappear after a day or two. At later visits the root canal system inside the tooth can be further cleaned and shaped then filled with a safe inert root filling material (Warm Gutta Percha material).

It is important that after Endodontic (root canal treatment) is completed the remaining tooth structure is protected with a crown. These are usually made of porcelain or gold.

For further information on Endodontic (root canal) treatment including appointment times, costs and complications please feel free to contact our office.

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