Endodontic treatments deal with the nerves in the teeth, and particularly when the nerves become infected or irritated.
In a healthy tooth, the nerves tell us whether something is hot or cold, and keeps the tooth ‘alive’. If a tooth starts to decay, or sustains a knock or blow, this can sometimes cause a nerve to become inflamed or infected. The tooth would usually begin to become very sensitive to hot or cold, and ache or develop an abscess.
As an alternative to removing the tooth, endodontic treatments can be undertaken on the tooth to remove the infected nerves.
Endodontic treatments are undertaken under local anaesthetic within the practice setting, and may be done over more than one visit. Should you need endodontic treatment, your dentist will discuss this with you, and arrange a consultation appointment with the Endodontist. At the consultation, you will be given treatment options with costs which are valid for a period of six months.