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Root Canal Treatment

Our aim is to provide high quality Root Canal Treatment in an efficient manner, using the latest techniques and equipment. Our Endodontic specialist – Dr George Billis, enjoys the challenge of treating nervous patients and changing their often unfavourable opinion of Root Canal Treatment. 

Root Canal Treatment (Endodontic) treatment can often be performed in one or two visits. Read on to find out the process.

Root Canal Treatment

The endodontist examines and x-rays the tooth, then administers local anaesthetic. After the tooth is numb, the endodontist places a small protective sheet called a “dental dam” over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.

The endodontist makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling.

After the space is cleaned and shaped, the endodontist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored.

After the final visit with your endodontist, you must return to your dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold the restoration in place, your dentist or endodontist may place a post inside the tooth. Ask your dentist or endodontist for more details about the specific restoration planned for your tooth.

What are the main benefits?

Preservation of remaining healthy tooth structure.

Prevention of infection spreading any further.

Restoration of the tooth to its natural look and feel.

Modern and up to date surgeries

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