Root Canal Treatment - Endodontics
Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is a technologically advanced procedure to remove damaged or diseased pulp from your tooth
The pulp is the soft tissue inside your tooth. When it’s damaged or infected, it swells, pinching the nerves within and causing a great deal of pain.
In the past, the only way to treat a tooth with damaged or diseased pulp was to extract it entirely. A root canal has the benefit of keeping more of your natural tooth structures intact, which has significant advantages for your overall oral health.
Root canal treatment avoids a tooth extraction – It is always best to avoid extractions wherever possible and root canal treatment allows you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Root canal treatment will relieve your toothache – by removing the infected pulp and nerve you can be pain free.
Root canal treatment improves your overall health – if left untreated the infection in your tooth can spread to other parts of your body. Undergoing root canal treatment is a proactive way to protect your wellbeing and maintain a beautiful smile.
Your own general dentist has received basic training in endodontics during their degree course at dental school. BUT they may refer you to a Specialist Endodontist or a dentist with special interest in Endodontics due to the complexity of an infected tooth or simply to ensure maximum predictability of health of the tooth if expensive, cosmetic, or complex restorations are to be made.