At Smile Hawthorn, we aim to help you keep your teeth as long as possible. Root treatments are a way of preserving heavily damaged or traumatised teeth and maintaining the bony structure of the jaws and face.
Root treatments involve the careful removal of the damaged, disease or dead nerve and infection, followed by thorough disinfection of the root system, and finally sealing and filling the clean and empty core of the tooth.
To keep a tight seal on the root filling and to repair the extensive damage to the tooth, which originally resulted in infection of the nerve system, a durable restoration that reinforces the remaining tooth structure is typically recommended. Teeth restored in this manner have been reported to show an acceptable long term survival of 10 years.*
* Stavropoulou A.F. et al. A systematic review of single crowns on endodontically treated teeth. Journal of Dentistry 2007; 35(10): 761 - 767
At Smile Hawthorn, we are always ready to answer queries you have about your dental health.
Some more commonly asked questions can be found hereFAQ - Root Canal Therapy