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Root Canal Treatment

Saving Damaged Teeth, Painless & Safe

About the Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal treatment, is aimed at saving severely damaged teeth that otherwise would need to be removed. Diagnosed well, this option has a high success rate and is very safe. This is well recognized and reviewed in many prominent dental works of literature.

At the center of all teeth is a soft tissue that we call the dental pulp. This pulp can become damaged from:

Root canal therapy aims to treat the infection and pain from the pulp and to save the rest of the tooth from needing to be extracted.

What Does Root Canal Therapy Involve?

To treat the source of the tooth pain, our root canal dentists use specially engineered endodontic instruments to carefully remove the infected tissue from the tooth and thoroughly clean and sterilise the root canal therapy. We then fill the root canal space with a unique substance and seal it permanently to prevent the tooth from becoming reinfected root canal. The tooth will continue to survive and function as normal without the pulp, often for many years if not for life.

Who Needs a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal therapy is recommended for patients with an infected or severely inflamed tooth. The presenting symptoms can be vague but commonly present with one or more of the following:

If you experience any of these symptoms it would be prudent to have it looked at by root canal dentist or endodontist. We will perform a thorough examination of your dental condition and can recommend the appropriate endodontic treatment if it is necessary.

Why Would Dentists Recommend A Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is commonly recommended to save a diseased tooth from extraction. A missing tooth can lead to long term complications such as:

Keeping the natural tooth is often better for eating and chewing and it is also easier to keep clean and maintain. Root canal treatment can also be more cost-effective than extracting a tooth and then replacing it later with something artificial.

To schedule an appointment, call Henry Street Dental Care today.

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