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Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic treatment at Abbey Road Dental in St John's Wood

The Stages of Root Canal treatment

1. Infected tooth with abscess in the root.

2. Files used to clean out the infection.

3. Canals are washed and dried.

4. Canals are filled with gutta perka

5. Opening is sealed with a filling, in some cases a post is inserted to support a crown

6. Crown cemented onto rebuilt tooth.

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Why is root canal treatment necessary

Root canal treatment is used to save teeth which would otherwise need to be extracted. Sometimes due to trauma or decay the “nerve” inside the tooth dies. This often causes an abscess. In a root treatment the nerve is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned, sterilised and then filled to prevent any further infection.

Root filled teeth should generally be crowned to reinforce the tooth to prevent fracturing as it has now been weakened by the procedure.

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