Root canal treatment is performed to save a tooth, which otherwise may require extraction, due to a disruption of the tooth's nervous system. Often the tooth will present as a toothache. Root canal can commonly be required due to:
- Trauma to a tooth
- Abcess or infection within the tooth
- Deep dental decay
- Previous deep dental fillings or crowns
- Cracks in teeth
Treatment normally takes 2-3 visits to clean and disinfect the tooth and to seal the nervous system to prevent reinfection. For teeth with deep dental decay, large fillings or cracks,
After root canal
Ascot Vale Smiles has
- Our cleaning files are brand new, single use per patient. We will NEVER use a cleaning file that is not sterile or has been re-sterilised from another person.
- We will always apply rubber dam (a covering for your mouth leaving only the treated tooth exposed) whilst performing a root canal. This isolation is important to protect other teeth, your soft tissues and airway.
- Digital radiographs are taken at every step to maximise treatment success.
- Apex locators are used to accurately measure the length of teeth
- A referral to a specialist endodontist will be recommended if any unforseen issues are noted during treatment.