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Endodontic Treatment/Root Canal 

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry, involving the diagnosis and treatment of the internal part of the tooth, called the dental pulp. The most commonly performed procedure in endodontics is a Root Canal Treatment.

When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentine, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. 
Bacteria that gain access into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When this happens, endodontic treatment can be carried out to remove the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection and inflammation. 
After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally. Usually the alternative to endodontic treatment is extraction of the tooth.

Our Endodontic Services Include:
– Non-surgical Root Canal Treatment
– Root – Canal Retreatment
– Apicoectomy (An Apicoectomy, or Root-End Resection, is the removal of the root tip and the surrounding infected tissue of an abscessed tooth. This procedure may be necessary when inflammation and infection persists in the area around the root tip after Non-surgical Root Canal Treatment or Root Canal Retreatment) We routinely do a cone beam CT scan of the tooth of interest (scan size 4cm X 5cm) before any endodontic retreatment is carried out.

We utilize Zeiss operating microscope to assist in locating root canals, visualizing tooth structures and aiding diagnosis. TF (SybronEndo) rotary instruments are used by us to prepare root canals, and Elements (SybronEndo) thermoplastic GP obturation system is utilized to fill the canals.