A dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth or the root canal system is called root canal treatment.
This is also called endodontics. The bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth when tooth decay occurs, when teeth fillings leak or when teeth are damaged by trauma, such as a vehicle accident ,fall or even a sports injury. Maintaining our natural teeth is the ultimate goal of all dental treatments.
If caries, inflammations, or infections spread to the dental nerves, there are often only two possibilities: complete removal of the tooth or a root canal treatment procedure which retains the tooth long-term as a functional chewing component. Even with progress in the area of long-term dental replacement, one's own tooth is always better than an artificial tooth. Keeping this in mind, root canal treatment is usually the most highly recommended alternative to teeth removal.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Root canal involves the cleaning and sterilization of the root canal and removal of tissue from the canal. Most of the Root canal failures are attributed to incomplete removal of tissue from the canals. Laser when used for cleaning and sterilization within the canals, burns any tissue left and hence increases the success of the root canal treatments.
We have good experience in laser assisted root canal sterilization and almost all root canal treatments at our clinic are laser assisted.