Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). It’s also known as ‘endodontics’.
The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth. This can happen after: tooth decay, leaky fillings, damage to teeth as a result of trauma, such as a fall and/or from gum disease.
Root canal treatments are a very technique sensitive treatment and thus requires the greatest of care, experience and of course the latest technology. From 3-dimensional x-ray (CBCT) to rotary hand pieces to magnification and the latest in root filling material.
It’s important that you see your dentist every six months and that they give you routine examination and cleaning. Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
During the final part of the dental visit, your dental professional cleans your mouth using methods:
Checking the cleanliness of your teeth and gums
Removing any plaque and tartar using latest prophy jet technology (air brush)
Polishing your teeth
Flossing between teeth
Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques
Paediatric dentistry is focused on the oral health of children from infants to teenagers. It is important to care for a child’s teeth as well as their gums throughout their growing stages. Dr Martinette Engelbrecht is a qualified and experienced dentist, who has an amazing rapport with children and practices at The Smile Zone. Book your childs checkup today.