Root Canal Therapy (RCT)
This involves the removal of the blood vessels and nerves within the pulp and roots of teeth, shaping and disinfecting the canals and placing an inert bacteriostatic material within the canals. After this procedure is completed the tooth is usually restored with either a post and core (fits into part of one of the canals) or just a core that fits into the pulp chamber which is made of filling material (amalgam or composite).
This involves the surgical placement of a titanium implant into the bone of the jaws which are allowed to integrate into the bone over a period of six months and an abutment is attached to the top of the implant and used to retain a crown later in the course of the treatment. Once the integration is confirmed the implant has a crown fabricated by the dental lab placed on its abutment and it serves the purpose of replacing a missing tooth.
This is the removal of teeth which may be for the following reasons:
Due to decay into the pulp of teeth
Teeth that may be unrestorable
Planned removal for orthodontic treatment or
The removal of wisdom teeth which have become symptomatic.
*This is done using local anesthetic or Minor oral sedation*
(*Available to suitable patients only)