Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment

Dr Stevenson is very experienced in performing root canal treatment on most teeth including molars.

This is often required for painful symptomatic teeth that have cracked or decayed beyond a simple repair with a filling.

Endodontic treatment is a process that requires several appointments and is a great way to save your tooth instead of extraction. The aim of treatment is to sterilize and disinfect the tooth’s pulp space and prevent infection recurring. During a course of treatment the aid of oral antibiotics may be required. This is a great way to maintain and save your teeth rather than having an extraction and a more costly replacement with a dental implant. Several x-rays of your tooth will be required during treatment to assess the progress of healing.

Once treatment is commenced patients are surprised how straightforward the procedure is. They often have a sleep in our chair while it is happening.

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final restoration of tooth prior to a crown

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sealing and filling of the root canal system

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Inital access for root canal treatment

 

 

After completion of your root canal treatment the best way to preserve your tooth is to have a crown placed as a protective cover. Often people will progress through and finish root canal treatment only to then crack or split the tooth as a crown hasn’t been done.

 

 

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Root canal treatment sequence