Endodontic treatment allows us to save and maintain such affected teeth.
This term is better known as “Root Canal Treatment”. Every tooth has a space in its centre called the Pulpal space. In this pulp space we find blood and nerve vessels which effectively makes your tooth ‘alive’ or vital. These structures can however be damaged by cavities, fractures or trauma and as a result become ‘dead’, non-vital and necrotic.
Dying or necrosis of the pulpal tissue leads to pain and abscess formation. Endodontic treatment allows us to save and maintain such affected teeth. This treatment can be comfortably completed under local anaesthetic with the use of advanced modern equipment.
The process involves sterilising and sealing the inner pulpal space which allows us to restore the tooth to maintain function and aesthetics. Endodontic treatment can weaken a tooth to a certain degree, but this can be restored successfully with the use of indirect restorations (crowns/onlays).