At Flynns Dental Care we use a high resolution microscope and specialised equipment to significantly improve the success rate of root canal treatments when compared to conventional methods. This type of root canal treatment is called "Micro-Endodontics".
When conventional root canal therapy has not been successful, the microscope allows for retreatment of the tooth via a microsurgical approach through the bone to the tip of the tooth. The magnification ensures minimal invasion and greatly improves recovery and healing. When it is important not to compromise the existing appearance and aesthetics, this is the treatment of choice.
Our CJ-Optik Flexion microscope has excellent magnification and illumination and provides high-quality resolution and images. The greatly magnified image of the tooth delivered by the microscope is of great benefit in diagnosis. By assessing your tooth this way we can advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Removing as little of the tooth structure as possible to maintain the strength and integrity of the tooth.
The level of detail achieved by the microscope ensures accurate location and removal of all infected material for maximum success.
Some root canals become blocked for various reasons and leaving them can markedly reduce the success of treatment. The microscope can greatly facilitate their location and treatment, leading to much improved outcomes.
Hidden root canals, easily missed by the naked eye, can be located and treated.
The magnification achieved by microscope greatly improves the success when microendodontics is needed to retreat a tooth that has an existing root filling.
Your dentist will be able to advise you if your tooth should be crowned following root canal treatment. A crown is normally recommended to protect a tooth that has had a root canal treatment, because the tooth will be more brittle and liable to fracture.
This is very rare. It normally occurs when there is a large pre-existing infection. If this happens you will be prescribed antibiotics and the swelling should resolve after 3-4 days.
It is not normally necessary to take antibiotics after root canal treatment.
No. We always use local anaesthetic to ensure root canal treatment is a pain-free treatment. Any mild discomfort following treatment can be controlled with normal analgesics.
After anesthetising the tooth with local anaesthetic, a small opening is made to expose the root canals and diseased pulp. The infected tissue is removed, and the root canal is widened with special instruments and disinfected to eliminate the infection. Finally, the root canals are filled and sealed. Once the root canal treatment is complete, the tooth will need to be restored with a crown or permanent filling material.
Endodontics or Root canal therapy is the removal of the infected or damaged nerve from the tooth and subsequent filling and sealing of the root canals to prevent re-infection. The tooth is then restored so that it can continue to function as normal.
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