Root canal treatment
What is an endodontic treatment?
Endodontics or root canal treatment is a treatment that saves a tooth.
Inside every tooth there is tissue full of nerves and blood vessels that nourishes the tooth. It is called dental pulp and it is located in the root canal. Dental pulp can be damaged, most often by decay or injury.The damage must by treated by endodontics, i.e. root canal treatment. Simply put, it involves mechanical cleaning, chemical disinfection and filling of the root canals.
It used to be one of the most feared treatments but today it is painless with the use of modern technology.
We always use anaesthetics to ensure that endodontic treatment is painless. We use Kofferdam , a special sheet used to isolate the treated tooth from the rest of the mouth). Of course, we use an apex locator, an electrical device that measures the exact length of the root canal. We use a 3D obturation device to fill the mechanically treated root canal. A test X-ray is always made during and after the filling of the root canal.
We use dental microscopes with up to 40x optical magnification to improve our vision and ensure successful treatment. The entire treatment is shown on the screen next to the chair.