When attempting to treat a tooth’s pulp and surrounding tissues, endodontics is involved. This often involves removing the mouth’s pulp chamber and then repleting it with a suitable material. In some cases, endodontics is necessary when the tooth’s nerve is affected by disease or when the chamber is filled with a loss of teeth.
Teeth consist of 1 to 4 canals, which people refer to as canal districts. Extra canals may branch out and be classified as accessory canals. The number and dimensions of the canals found in a tooth vary. The word endo comes from the Greek language and means “inside.” It refers to the inside of a tooth, which is the job of a dentist who practices endodontics.
In some cases, you may have had a root canal but still experience pain. This could be a sign that the infection is beneath the roots, extending into your jawbone. Your endodontist may recommend an apicoectomy if this is true.
An apicoectomy is a relatively standard procedure in endodontics. It is a minor surgical technique used to save a tooth that is at risk of being pulled after a root canal.
During the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic. Then your endodontist will make a small incision to gain access to the root of your tooth. They will remove the root tips and any infected tissue. Finally, the endodontist will suture the incision. Over time the jawbone and tissue will heal around the roots.
Fees: from £ 1.000,00
Endodontists typically perform root canal procedures. The most common task for an endodontist is to provide a root canal. To do this, they employ the following steps:
- To drill into the tooth is considered a dental procedure.
- It is necessary to remove infected soft tissue.
- Clear out rivers and canals from the root.
- Seal the tooth off from further infections.
Partial dentures or dental crowns may be recommended once root canals are performed. This is because dental pain is typically minimal with a root canal.
- Consultation £ 100,00
- Incisor/Canine £ 750,00
- Premolar from £ 800,00
- Molar (upper/lower) from £ 850,00
Occasionally a tooth that was treated months or years ago may develop new problems. In some cases a tooth that has received endodontic treatment fails to heal or continues to have pain. You may have another chance to save the tooth with a second endodontic procedure.
Fees: Supplement £ 100,00