Rooting out problem pulp.
Benefits of root canal therapy
- Stops an infected tooth from being extracted
- Removes a source of infection that could potentially spread
- Prevents problems associated with losing a tooth
- Relieves pain
- Less expensive than replacing a lost tooth
How root canal therapy works
- We take an x-ray to check the condition of the root canals and surrounding bone.
- The infected pulp is removed under a local anaesthetic and the root canals are flushed clean with an anti-bacterial solution.
- The canals are expertly shaped with tiny, flexible instruments and washed again to remove any debris.
- The freshly cleaned root canals are filled with a rubber compound to seal the tooth and prevent further infection.
- The filled root canal is sealed with a permanent filling or it may need a crown to help restore tooth shape and functionality.
The Garston advantage
Our principal dentist, Clare Robinson, has a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics (that’s the proper name for treating pulp problems) and she also uses WaveOne® Gold Technology, an advanced endodontic system that provides a simpler, safer and more precise way to shape root canals prior to filling.
Root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful but our extensive experience and expertise will ensure it is as comfortable as possible.