Endodontics, also known as root canal treatment, focuses on saving infected, fractured or decayed teeth. The treatment aims to remove infected pulp tissues and restore your natural tooth to full health and function, eliminating your pain.
If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infected tooth will need to be removed and replaced with an alternative restoration, such as an implant or bridge, at an additional cost. Our focus is on protecting your natural tooth, keeping it in place with effective root canal treatment and returning it to normal function once more.
Root canal treatment is often thought of as being very painful, but this is not the case. We use advanced technology and techniques to ensure high quality treatment and successful results in minimal discomfort.
Endodontists have greater experience and expertise in the treatment, meaning they can achieve high success rates. Indeed, the success rate for primary root canal treatment by an endodontist is 90%, compared with an average of 60% for general dentists. Over 80% of treated teeth are still functioning well ten years after treatment.
Endodontists use the latest advanced technology to elevate your root canal treatment. We use CBCT scans to accurately locate the precise position of the infection, and the use of microscopes gives us better access and control for the best results.
Our endodontist uses innovative skills and techniques, giving maximum accuracy and ensuring treatment is faster, with minimal discomfort. We use local anaesthetic to reduce your pain and ensure you are comfortable during your root canal.
After treatment, your root canal treated tooth will be as good as new, and function just like your other teeth. We may need to add a crown for added stability and long term success, but you can treat your tooth as normal, with regular brushing and flossing.
Accuracy is highly important in root canal treatment. Advanced dental microscopes allow our endodontist to view the tiniest details of your tooth that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Your tooth can be treated effectively without the need to remove too much of the enamel or structure, preserving the strength.