endodontics

Endodontics

The nerve inside a very heavily filled tooth, or one with active decay, can sometimes start to die – giving rise to dental pain and eventually an abscess. To save the tooth, rather than extract it, we can clean out the contents of the root canal system inside the tooth and its roots, leaving the inside of the tooth disinfected and then restored with an inert and medicated filler to seal the roots. This is known as “Root Canal Therapy” or “Endodontics”. The treatment process is usually symptom free. We use the latest recommended systems with very flexible Nickel -Titanium rotary instruments, the work carried out under magnifying lenses. On completion, the tooth will need restoration.