Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal). In cases where caries has penetrated the inside of the tooth or if a tooth nerve is damaged, this results in a dental pulp inflammation (pulpitis).
First, we numb the tooth and surrounding area with local anaesthesia, which is administered to carry out the procedure without pain or distress. Afterwards, caries or tooth decay is removed, while the pulp chamber and root canals are treated by using special instruments. The root canal system is cleaned and disinfected by using special instruments and antibacterial solutions. The root canals are then filled with a special material, and the tooth is hermetically sealed with air-tight dental sealants. We use special endodontic materials to perform root canal treatments.
Thanks to modern technology and methods, root canal treatment has a success rate of more than 90%.