Microscopic Endodontic Treatment
A wealth of information and video content is available at the American Association of Endodontics and British Endodontic Society sites, which I recommend all patients visit.
Why save the tooth?
Patients today have more options than ever before to treat their teeth. Understanding your choices and their impact on your future dental health and lifestyle is important. Saving a natural tooth through endodontic (aka Root Canal) treatment should always be the first choice for the best health and cosmetic results.
There are many advantages to saving your natural tooth:
Normal biting force, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods
Maintains a natural appearance
Limits the need for more costly, ongoing dental work
Your comfort is our priority
Contrary to common misconception, modern Endodontic treatment is often similar to a filling.
It is a delicate procedure and so can often take a longer than routine dentistry. To ensure you are comfortable throughout we practise pain-free dentistry, using topical gel to numb your gum before injecting local anaesthetic. A special rubber sheet is used to isolate the tooth, hugging tightly around it. This enables the dentist to work to the highest standards in a clean, sterile environment, and is much more comfortable for patients, as you won’t feel or taste any liquids or other materials in your mouth.
Is it expensive?
Not only is Endodontic treatment often the best option for you the patient, it is also an extremely cost-effective way to treat damaged teeth. Indeed it is less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate, with many root canal treated teeth lasting a full lifetime after the procedure.