Saving damaged teeth through high quality
root canal therapy
Endodontic, or root canal, therapy can save teeth which might otherwise be considered too badly damaged to save. Unfortunately, however, many people do lose teeth which were previously root treated. At one80dental we would only provide root treatment to a tooth if it is likely to provide a long term solution, and achieve an expected 5-year success rate of 90%.
Root canal treatment – how it works
Root canal therapy is an area of dentistry dealing with treatment of the diseased ‘pulp’ of the tooth. This is the nerve and blood supply which keeps the tooth alive.
If the pulp dies, we have to root treat or extract the tooth. Often the decay is still active and the tooth has been repaired with a large filling or a crown. Root treatment, or endodontic therapy, involves meticulous cleaning and sterilisation of the inside of the tooth, followed by comprehensive sealing of the canal system. With a careful approach, aided by resources such as our state-of-the-art operating microscope and disposable rotary instruments, root treatment can be very reliable.
Treatment is carried under local anaesthetic by:
- Johnathan Hoare Specialist in Endodontics, who has been working with us since 1999 and
- Dr Mark Barber Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics