Endodontics is the branch of dentistry more commonly referred to as root canal treatment. A root filling may be recommended by your dentist for several reasons.
The pulp of the tooth (the soft nervous tissue inside) can become infected by decay within the tooth, which can spread to form an abscess. The pulp can also be damaged due to trauma. Root fillings are a way to preserve the tooth when the removal of the pulp is indicated.
The nerve is removed in a managed way so as to keep the tooth clean and dry as possible. A filling material is placed in the resulting space left by the nerve. Infection is prevented by sealing the tooth, and the tooth then can be restored and used as normal. The aim of root canal treatment is to eradicate any infection inside the tooth and ergo to preserve the tooth.
Research has shown that the long-term success is directly related to how well the root canal is filled. This is a delicate and skilled procedure best carried out under magnification. We will guide you through the process in order to obtain the best long-term solution. Contact one of our clinics in Shrewsbury or Stafford to book a consultation.