Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural tooth.
In the field of Endodontics, advanced technologies and specialized techniques allow us to treat an infected tooth quickly and comfortably. This helps us save your natural tooth. Allowing you to keep your natural smile, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods and maintain your overall health.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning the inside of your tooth: the dental pulp and soft tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. Damage to this system including deep decay, a large filling, trauma, cracks or gum disease may result in inflammation or infection where the contents of the root canal system can be destroyed. The aim of Endodontic treatment is to save teeth and remove pain by treating existing infections and prevent recurring infections. The most common endodontic treatment is ‘Root Canal treatment’.Learn more
Meet Dr Sonja Britz
Dr. Britz is very passionate about saving teeth and the precision work related to the field of Endodontics. Every patient has a unique set of teeth and presents with different challenges. At our practice we make use of state-of-the-art technology, incorporating computerized tomography with microscopic dentistry and applying laser therapy during root canal procedures. This enables Doctor Britz to save a tooth and restore the health of the root canal inside your tooth.
Since the introduction of microscopes in the field of endodontics, the diagnosis and treatment and thus the quality of root canal treatments has improved immensely. We can ensure optimal treatment of a tooth’s root canal, reaching even the tiniest problematic areas, ensuring optimal restoration of the tooth.
Symptoms Indicating that you might need a Root Canal Treatment
- Pounding Pain of a tooth that won’t go away,
- Hot or cold temperatures hurts the tooth,
- Your tooth changes color, usually darker,
- Gums around the problem area is red and swollen,
- Pain when biting or chewing, when you have a history of trauma to your tooth.
- At times no symptoms are present, and we only see it when an X-ray is done.