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Root Canal Treatment
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment is carried out to a tooth where the nerve has died or is in the stages of dying off and cannot be saved. It involves the mechanical cleaning of the root canal where the diseased nerve is and filling with an inert material, usually gutta percha. In a lot of cases, root canal treatment can be carried out without local anaesthetic. Some patients prefer to have the tooth "frozen", and this can be done on request. After the cleaning process, we irrigate the canal system with various medicaments and then dry the canal with our final disinfection process using ozone therapy. This has been shown to vastly reduce bacterial contamination. Some teeth have a single root canal and can be filled with an appropriate material ro rebuild the tooth. Other teeth, especially at the back of the mouth have 2 or 3 canals and may require rebuilding with a crown and sometimes a special core with posts. For the majority of our root canal treatments we use a system called K3 from Sybron Endo, a well recognised and established brand in the field of Root Canal.