Root Canal Treatment
The aim of root canal (endodontic) treatment, regardless of the nature of treatment is to keep/maintain teeth healthy and functional. Your own natural tooth is the best dental implant!
The objective of root canal treatment is to remove the inflamed and/or infected nerve tissue from within the root(s) of the tooth, and then disinfect and sealing the root canal(s), thus returning the tooth back to health again.
In some instances, where a tooth has already been root treated then re-root canal treatment may indicated. This entails carefully removing the filling or crown, and the retrieving the existing root canal fillings to allow the entire root canal system to be adequately disinfected and sealed.
Root canal treatment takes place in two phases; initially the tooth is stripped down, the root canals are disinfected using bleach and shaped with very flexible files after which the disinfected root canals are then sealed with a root filling material after which the top part of the tooth is restored with a permanent tooth coloured bonded filling.