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Endodontics in Hemel Hempstead

Endodontic treatment involves looking after the soft inner tissue of a tooth, known as the pulp. At Landmark Dental we’re proud to be able to offer this specialist area of dental work, thanks to our dentist Raj who has a real passion for endodontics, working hard to acquire and maintain all the additional knowledge and skills.

One of the most common types of endodontic treatment that we deliver at our Hemel Hempstead practice is root canal treatments. We also work closely with individuals who are experiencing pain and discomfort caused by cracked or fractured teeth, as the large amount of nerves in the mouth mean it can be hard to find the exact cause.

Some patients also require endodontic treatment due to injury to the mouth, which can affect the health of the dental pulp. For example, if a child experiences a blow to an adult tooth which has not finished growing, it could affect the tooth’s development. Specialists in endodontics are perfectly placed to deliver the treatment needed to save the damaged tooth.

Our 3D imaging equipment allows us to better see the root canals and any related infections. We also use an operating microscope to help us see deep inside the root canal for thorough treatment.

If you would like to find out more about our endodontic treatments, click the link below or get in touch with our friendly practice team.

Technical information

When many people hear the term ‘root canal treatment’ it can cause feelings of worry or dread, thanks to imaginings of a lengthy, painful procedure. However, modern developments in dental technology and techniques mean this is no longer the case. Patients who require a root canal can now undergo a root canal comfortably and can quickly return to their busy lives.

Where possible, it is always better to try to keep a tooth in place, as it supports the jaw and the surrounding teeth, as well as allowing the patient to smile and eat as normal. Therefore, when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, a root canal treatment allows the infection to be treated with a view to keeping the otherwise healthy tooth in place.

If your dentist advices that you require a root canal treatment, they will take the time to answer all your questions before administering a local anaesthetic to ensure you’re completely comfortable. We can also offer gentle sedation for those who are particularly nervous.

The top of the infected tooth is opened and the soft pulp is removed from the inside. The canals of the tooth are then cleaned out to remove all infection. The tooth is then filled and closed with a crown or filling to prevent further infection and to help it stay strong.

If you would like to speak to someone to find out more about our gentle, considerate root canal treatment, delivered by our endodontist, please get in touch with the practice.

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