Root canal treatment is a procedure that has endured a reputation as one of dentistry’s most unpleasant experiences.
Here at Pyrmont Dental, at the hands of our gentle and compassionate dentist, Dr Aggie Sun, the most effective treatment in root canal treatment is available, with the minimum amount of trauma needed to complete the procedure.
Patients who suffer from a large degree of pain and aching within the inner parts of their teeth and jaw are often found to be in need of treatment.
While extraction and replacement are last resort options for most, the effective application of root canal treatment can serve to save teeth before they are damaged or decayed sufficiently to require complete removal.
Root canal treatment is a process that involves the removal of the inner layer of ‘pulp’ from within the tooth ‘root’, which has become infected by the bacteria and disease, present within the mouth. The pulp essentially provides the tooth with necessary nourishment from blood vessels and also contains the sensitive tissue where the nerves are present.
In order for root canal treatments to be completed effectively, a small channel is drilled through the surface of the tooth, which then allows for the thorough extraction and cleaning of the inner part of the tooth structure. Once this cleaning has been carried out with sufficient effect, the tooth is then shaped using tiny files, and the empty chamber is filled with a material known as ‘gutta percha’. This filling is made from a thermoplastic polymer and is usually combined with a dental cement to reinstate the density of the empty tooth.
Once the treatment has been completed, the tooth is generally crowned, in order to protect and secure the inevitably weakened structure. This allows from a greatly reduced risk of fracture, as the tooth has become increasingly brittle after the removal of nourishing blood supply through the pulp.
If there is anything which you would like to enquire about further, regarding the treatments that we have on offer, or if you would like to arrange an appointment with Dr Sun, then please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will do their best to help you.
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