Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment

This treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is so painful or inflamed that it can no longer be saved. During this procedure the root canal in which the nerve is housed is opened, cleaned out, shaped and filled. A successful root canal ensures that the tooth has little or no change in its prognosis. In days gone by, this treatment was synonymous with pain but today the treatment is almost painless and very effective. Visual access through microscopes, rubber dams and extremely flexible instruments all contribute to excellent results being achieved. Results that were not possible in the past.

Teeth that have had root canals should be crowned in order to increase their stability. If you have any further questions, we have a lot of information material ready for you. Please, feel free to ask.

Microsurgical Root Tip Resection

In rare cases it is not possible to fill the root canals adequately, for example if the canals are bent , branched or so calcified that no hollow space can be probed. This can lead to residual inflammation in the root tip. In order to remove this it is necessary to do a microsurgical procedure. A small cut is made at the level of the root tip, the inflamed tissue is removed and the root tip is resected.