What is endodontics?
Endodontics is one of the few procedures in dentistry that has a predictable outcome if treatment is performed properly and to a high standard. Our dentists are experienced in providing effective root canal treatment and advice on how to care for the tooth following the procedure.
Endodontics is more commonly known as root canal treatment and is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury to the dental pulp.
What causes disease or injury to the pulp?
The most frequent causes are extensive decay, deep fillings, trauma (such as a blow to the tooth), cracks, and gum disease.
What is the result?
When a pulp is left exposed to bacteria infection can occur and, if left untreated, can build up at the tip of the root, forming an abscess. This often causes pain and swelling and can lead to the destruction of the bone supporting the tooth.
What does the treatment involve?
Wherever possible we try to do all the treatment in one visit, but more appointments may be necessary depending on the complexity of the case. The infected dental pulp is cleaned away, the inside of the roots are also cleaned and slightly enlarged and then finally sealed.
Will the root canal treatment discolour the tooth?
This can happen – though rarely. We do have several ways of treating this outcome, such as crowning the tooth, placing a veneer or using a bleaching treatment.
What are the alternatives?
The only alternative is to extract the tooth. This can lead to the surrounding teeth shifting position which may cause further problems.
Root canal treatment explained in a short video
This link will take you to a short video (on YouTube) about root canal treatment developed by The European Society of Endodontology
Our referral services
Our referral practice in Altrincham closed in mid 2021 and we are unable to accept any new referrals. If you have any questions please contact Eve, our clinical administrator on 07541 547828 for further details. Please note that Eve’s working hours are 9:00 to 5:00 Tuesday-Thursday. Outside of these hours, please leave a message and Eve will get back to you as soon as possible.
Whilst our practice is closed now, our clinicians are still available to help with endodontic case management in their new clinics. Contact Eve on 07541 547828 and she will share their new contact details with you. So rest assured, you can still be confident of getting highly experienced endodontic clinicians to help in any way they can!
To contact us
Please contact Eve on 07541 547828. Eve’s working hours are 9:00 to 5:00 Tuesday-Thursday. Outside of these hours, please leave a message and Eve will get back to you as soon as possible.
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