Our Services

Root Canal Therapy

The following is a short summary outlining the treatment and time-table for Endodontic therapy also known as Root Canal Work.

Root Canal treatments are usually done over 3 appointments.  They are done on teeth that have infections, or are dying or need a post for support. In the first two instances that tooth will be typically, but not always, causing pain. Sometimes where there has been a persistent infection more than 3 appointments may be needed, although this is rare. Also the first and second appointment may be done at the same time.  Teeth may have 1,2,3,4 or even more canals. The complexity of canals varies greatly.  In most cases antibiotics will NOT be necessary. It is important that all 3 parts of the treatment are carried out or the problem will re-occur.

Full details of the treatment

Root Canal Therapy

The following is a short summary outlining the treatment and time-table for Endodontic therapy also known as Root Canal Work.

Root Canal treatments are usually done over 3 appointments.  They are done on teeth that have infections, or are dying or need a post for support. In the first two instances that tooth will be typically, but not always, causing pain. Sometimes where there has been a persistent infection more than 3 appointments may be needed, although this is rare. Also the first and second appointment may be done at the same time.  Teeth may have 1,2,3,4 or even more canals. The complexity of canals varies greatly.  In most cases antibiotics will NOT be necessary. It is important that all 3 parts of the treatment are carried out or the problem will re-occur.

Full details of the treatment

Full Gold Crown

A full gold crown is usually placed on the very back teeth where there is a large amount of tooth wear or excessive grinding occurs. Shortage of room and the force on these teeth often mean that a tooth coloured restoration is inappropriate. Typically a tooth that needs a crown will already be heavily restored and may have been hurting on biting. This is usually due to internal cracks in the teeth flexing or the nerve of the tooth being infected or dying. Indeed the tooth may already be dead and be in need of, or have had root canal therapy. At this surgery we routinely take an X-ray of a tooth to be crowned. This is to evaluate the tooth’s suitability to be crowned and if a root therapy needs to precede the procedure.

Full details of the treatment

Full Gold Crown

A full gold crown is usually placed on the very back teeth where there is a large amount of tooth wear or excessive grinding occurs. Shortage of room and the force on these teeth often mean that a tooth coloured restoration is inappropriate. Typically a tooth that needs a crown will already be heavily restored and may have been hurting on biting. This is usually due to internal cracks in the teeth flexing or the nerve of the tooth being infected or dying. Indeed the tooth may already be dead and be in need of, or have had root canal therapy. At this surgery we routinely take an X-ray of a tooth to be crowned. This is to evaluate the tooth’s suitability to be crowned and if a root therapy needs to precede the procedure.

Full details of the treatment

Tooth Coloured Crown

There are many types of crowns available today but the tooth coloured crown where porcelain is bonded to precious metal, is still the most commonly placed crown in my practice. Actual treatment may differ depending upon the clinical situation during your treatment.

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Tooth Coloured Crown

There are many types of crowns available today but the tooth coloured crown where porcelain is bonded to precious metal, is still the most commonly placed crown in my practice. Actual treatment may differ depending upon the clinical situation during your treatment.

Full details of the treatment