Endodontics – root canal treatment
Dental Practice at 40 Harley Street
Tooth loss can have an adverse effect on a person’s quality of life. It can make it difficult to chew food properly and also impacts on their confidence and self-esteem. Many teeth can be saved and returned to normal function with a procedure called endodontic treatment or root canal therapy.
Inside the tooth there is a soft tissue, called the dental pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. This pulp is connected to the tissues surrounding the root. Endodontics treats disease and problems related to this pulp tissue such as abscesses and acute pain. There are various causes of these symptoms including deep decay, faulty fillings or crowns, cracks in the tooth or dental trauma. Benefits of treatment include:
- Helping to preserve teeth which may otherwise be lost.
- Treatment seals the tooth to prevent re-infection.
- Pain-free procedure carried out by our experienced endodontist, Dr Vittorio Franco.
Endodontic treatment consists of cleaning the root canal and then filling the inside of the tooth with biocompatible material to seal the root. Occasionally, secondary treatment is necessary. You can read more about this in the frequently asked questions below.