Root Canal Treatment
What is the Treatment?
A tooth requires root canal treatment when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to a deep filling near the nerve or deep decay.
How Long is the Treatment?
The treatment usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber is cleansed and disinfected and the tiny canals reshaped. We employ the latest rotary file technique to achieve this. This is followed by the placement of an antibiotic medication in the tooth. The hole is then sealed with a temporary filling.
The Second Visit
During the second visit, the cleansed and prepared canals are filled with a heated filling material. The tooth is sealed with a definitive restoration. Once the treatment is complete, we usually recommend the tooth to be protected with a crown.
We do not recommend extractions unless the tooth is damaged beyond repair. We carry out the extractions in our surgery under local anaesthesia. There may be situations when you will need the referral to an Oral Surgeon. This may happen if we anticipate a difficult extraction or your medical history indicates the need for a referral.
You may have impacted wisdom teeth. These teeth are buried deep in the bone , so they may not be able to erupt in proper position. Occasionally they may erupt but only partially causing acute inflammation in the gums. Thus, these teeth may need extraction. We will assess with an X ray if we are able to extract them.For complete impactions, we will refer you to an oral surgeon for surgical extraction.
Adolescent Dental Health
What is the Treatment?
We believe our warm and friendly approach to treating this group of patients increases their acceptance of dental care and helps them keep their teeth healthy for life.
What does this check-up include?
- A detailed check-up of the teeth, any existing filling and health of gums
- Assessment of oral hygiene programme
- Regular X-rays
- Home care programme
Most of the treatment is funded by the OHSA contract. However, some procedures like orthodontic extractions are not funded, thus, these are available for a fee.