Root Canal Therapy

Are you affected by the intense pain of toothache? It could be a cracked or chipped tooth but sometimes Root Canal Therapy is needed.

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success

Dr Philip Jacobs

Tooth Decay can affect the root canals which are passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, positioned vertically, until they reach the tip of the root. Root Canal Therapy can be an effective treatment for Tooth Decay. All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth decay problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems.

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth affected by tooth decay. Before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance the only alternative for treating tooth decay was extraction.

At our practice we have invested in an endodontic machine rather than relying on manual root canal therapy techniques. For optimal safety the special files we use for root canal therapy are single use only at Hope Island Dental Care.

To find out more about how Root Canal Therapy can be completed to eliminate your toothache, contact us today. We at Hope Island Dental Care are ready to see you. Book now for a consultation and take the first step to lifelong dental health and well being.


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