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Root Canal Therapy

by Dental Above

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy (endodontics) is the removal of an inflamed pulp of a tooth. This is performed over a series of appointments. A pulp may become inflamed from a variety of reasons including a history of trauma, deep decay or restorations, cracks (from trauma or bruxism) or periodontal (gum) disease.

Diagnosis through a series of tests and radiographs are used to help indicate if root canal is necessary. Once a thorough assessment has been performed, an indication of successful root canal therapy will be explained to you.

An inflamed pulp of a tooth can cause pain and discomfort; this can include a range of symptoms such as hypersensitivity to temperate (hot and cold), pain on pressure from biting or chewing, movement/mobility of the tooth, localised swelling and spontaneous pain.

Our practice uses the latest technology including rotary instruments, apex locators and thermal obturation to achieve the best possible results. We can also retreat root canal treated teeth.