Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is the treatment used to repair and essentially save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected deep inside the root of the tooth.
It’s a painless modern treatment to save teeth that would otherwise have to be taken out, allowing you to keep your own teeth for a lifetime.
In root canal therapy, the infected pulp and nerve tissue are removed from inside the root canals. The canals are then thoroughly cleaned, then filled and sealed with a special material. A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
If you would like to have your Root Canal Treatment performed here at Ready Steady Smiles, we can arrange an appointment for you with Mr. Mullan. Mr Mullan is a general dental practitioner. He routinely provides root canal treatments and can undertake the vast majority of root treatments here. Some root treatments are more complicated than others. Root canals can be blocked, highly curved or can have had previous root treatments some of which can be difficult to remove. A few of these more complicated root treatments require treatment by a specialist endodontist.
If during a root canal treatment it becomes apparent that you would benefit from seeing a specialist endodontist then this can be arranged for you. This happens very occasionally as the majority of root canal treatments can be completed here at the practice saving you the added expense and inconvenience of having to travel further for your treatment.