Root Canal Treatments
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals specifically with the pulp that lies at the centre of each tooth.
When Is Root Canal Treatment Needed?
Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp tissues from the tooth in the event that it gets infected or inflamed. The pulp can be infected or inflamed due to either deep decay or an extensive restoration that involves the pulp, cracked or fractured tooth due to trauma, excessive wear of enamel and dentine exposing the pulp, and sometimes as a result of severe gum disease.
Signs of pulp damage may include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness of the overlying gums or a bad taste in the mouth. On the other hand, there may be no symptoms at all. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can eventually cause pain, swelling and loss of the supporting bone.
Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted.
At Andover dental practice , we have a specialist endodontic microscope to aid in diagnosis and treatment to get our success rates up.We also use the latest rotary files and apex locators ,working to the highest standards.
Dr Alejandra G l , has recently joined our team and has a special interest in endodontics having secured a 2 year post graduate diploma in endodontics from Eastman Dental Institute, London.