Endodontic procedure is a non-surgical procedure known as root canal treatment. A root canal treatment is necessary when the soft inner tissue or "pulp" of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth and/or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, a trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks.

Endodontics therefore centres around the removal of the inflamed or infected pulp (nerve) from the crown and the root of the tooth as well as cleaning of the root canals to help preserve the tooth and restaure it to full function. The canals are then filled and sealed with the material biocompatible with the tooth. This procedure is usually pain free as it is performed under the local anaesthetic. Endodontic treatment can be performed by two methods: manually or with a device. In our surgery both are utilised. Device led endodontics is faster and is considered a more modern technique. Both methods are however controlled by the apex locator and RVG recordings.

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