Root canal therapy (Endodontics)
Commonly called "root canal" surgery, or therapy, endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp (the fleshy centre of the tooth) becomes inflamed or infected. It can have a variety of causes, but if pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain such as a toothache, or lead to an abscess.
Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the toothaches these problems cause. The endodontist removes the affected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the tooth, then fills and seals the space.
We are proud to have Dr Alessandro Falanga as part of our team who has a special interest in endodontics and has had articles published in several international journals.
About Alex’s root canal treatment
Alex uses dental rubber dam routinely for all root canal treatments to isolate the tooth and help prevent bacteria contaminating the root canals during treatment.
He uses all the latest equipment and techniques including a Global G4 dental microscope to provide patients with the best possible preparation, disinfection and filling of the root canals.
Root canal treatments are carried out over one or two visits.
If you have been referred to Alex by your dentist
Local dentists feel completely confident referring their patients to Alex. After your treatment, Alex will write back to your detailing the work that has been carried out. Your dentist will review this report with you, and if you need it, will then put a crown on the root treated tooth so that you can chew confidently and without discomfort again.
If you would like to find out more about this or any of the other treatments we offer at Hitchin Dental Care, please call us. Alternatively complete the form here and we can contact you at your convenience.
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