Quality Care Through MICROSCOPIC ENDODONTICS
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most ordinary procedure in dentistry, and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
At Lincolnshire Dental Care, we perform high quality root canal through what is called in dentistry as “MICROSCOPIC ENDODONTICS”. The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure, the dentist will then get down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal, and finally dentist will be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space is usually filled with a sealant called gutta percha. All these steps are performed by microscope in our office.
It is highly recommended that a tooth which has undergone a root canal is fitted as soon as possible with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.