Root Canal Treatment – Endodontics
Root canal treatment falls into a field of dentistry called endodontics, which deals with the blood and nerve supply to the tooth (the dental pulp).
Root canal treatment, and other related endodontic procedures, have helped millions of patients overcome poor tooth health and resolve painful problems. It’s now possible to treat and save a tooth that, just a few years ago, would have required extraction.
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits. Some treatments are particularly difficult, and our specialist endodontist will carry out the treatment.
At Space Healthcare, our highly skilled clinical team will be happy to discuss endodontic treatment with you if this is required as part of your personal treatment plan. You will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable dental professionals who can guide you through the treatment and answer any questions you may have.
The Root Canal Treatment Procedure
During root canal treatment, we remove the inflamed, infected or necrotic (dead) pulp tissue from inside your tooth, carefully clean and re-shape the inside of the tooth roots and then place a special root filling material into the root. This obturates (fills) the entire pulp space inside the tooth, prevents the tooth root from being exposed and protects your jaw from possible infection that could enter through the root canal system.