Root Canal Treatment in Auckland
What is a root canal treatment?
Root Canal is one of the largest searched terms in Dentistry. It’s a term that’s thrown around at the first sign of trouble…mention you have a sore mouth and someone inevitably says “You probably need a root canal done!” As such, it is very common to have a patient in the dental chair ask us “What is Root Canal Treatment?”
Essentially, ‘root canal treatment’ is a last ditch attempt to save your tooth (from dental extraction) by eliminating the ‘dental infection’ inside it and to maintain it as a functioning member in your mouth. Every tooth is hollow and the central part is a nerve chamber, connected to the tip of the root by nerves and blood capillaries. ‘Dental decay’ allows bacteria to enter the sterile chamber and create a ‘dental abscess’.
A dentist with special training in ‘Root canal treatment’, opens up the nerve chamber and using specialized files and reamers, flushes and cleans out the infection, places a calcium dressing and then fills the void inside the tooth. When done with enhanced vision, the root treatment is highly successful. Unfortunately, when this advanced treatment is attempted by less qualified professionals, failures result.
As dental decay has greatly weakened the tooth, molars should be crowned and protected from masticatory forces to prevent ‘tooth fracture’. Root treated teeth last decades and more. The best ‘dental implant’ is your own tooth – save it.
Root canal treatment must always be done under ‘Enhanced vision’ for greater success. Bumbling around half blind is not the basis of good dental care. At Caring 4 Smiles, we have created a special surgery for ‘root canal treatment’ to be done under an ‘operating microscope’.
If you need more information on “Root Canal treatment’ or need to know ‘costs of root canal treatment’, call Caring 4 Smiles (09) 631 5416 or email us on : [email protected]