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Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal (RCT):An attempt to save a tooth that has been damaged and to relieve possible pain the tooth is causing. And allows us to keep a tooth that might have to be otherwise extracted.
NOT ALL TEETH CAN BE SAVED WITH A RCT.
An endodontic examination is performed to determine the specific need for root canal treatment.
This treatment involves making an opening in the tooth to remove damaged soft tissue that runs through the root. (canal space) This space of tissue is then cleaned and then sealed with material.
The number of visits, radiographs (x-rays), photographs, or images may vary with the difficulty of the case.
The risk to not performing a root canal treatment can be increasing pain, infection, bone and tissue destruction, and extraction. Removal of a tooth may require other types of dental procedures.
Root canal treatment is usually successful. As with any branch of medicine or dentistry, no guarantee of success can be given. On occasion, a tooth that has received root canal therapy may require additional treatment or extraction.
A minimally invasive alternate to standard root canal treatment. Is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces and removes bacteria, debris, and tissue.
Retreating (RETX) a previous root canal may have different outcomes. We clean out the old filling material, replace it with new.
An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root. The gum is sutured back in place. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months.
Cone Beam Image (CBCT): 3D radiographic (x-ray) image of the tooth
Surgical Microscope: Enables us to see the minutest details. Provides unequalled clarity and detail when treating difficult cases.