Restorative Surgery and Root Canal
This is a procedure that takes time and more work as it’s a restorative surgery and must be performed by an Orthodontic Specialist. It requires meticulous passion and patience. Results are permanent and as always, required regular check ups with the dentist.
- Root Canal: Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
- Dental Bridges: Besides having dental implants, there are two main ways to replace missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth with a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge. A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.
- Tooth Fillings: Many people have had amalgam (silver) fillings in the past which they now feel are unsightly. White tooth coloured fillings look natural and are long lasting and increasingly popular. It’s no longer silver as in yesteryears.
- Restoring Broken Teeth: A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part.
- Tooth Extractions: Having a tooth out is not something that we take lightly. Our aim is to maintain your teeth for life, so we will look for alternative solutions to extractions.
Root canal is the space at the centre of the dental root which connects the dental pulp to the underlying dental nerve. Root canal treatment involves disinfection and removal of the pulp tissues to save the tooth if the pulp gets infected or inflamed due to severe decay or fractured tooth.
Root canals are thoroughly cleansed and shaped to a form that can be sealed. The canals are then strongly flushed with an anti-bacterial solution to disinfect and to flush out debris. Finally, the canals are sealed with an inert material called gutta-percha.
Once the root canal treatment is completed, the tooth should be restored to its full shape and function with either a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the amount of tooth structure left. This should be done as soon as possible to prevent the risk of further tooth fracture.