Root canal therapy

Root Canal Therapy

(R.C.T. / Root Canal Filling)

Teeth have roots which in turn have canals down the centre containing the nerves and tissues of the  tooth.

RCT involves cleaning out all of the infected tissue within the canal and filling the space with gutta percha (a type of rubber)

RCT is generally a three-appointment process (spaced 4-6 weeks apart) although it can take extra appointments if the infection takes longer to clear.

Appointments: Vary in length depending on the number of roots-see the guide below

Opening the canals, measuring their length with an x-ray, and cleaning and filing the  canals to this length. An antibiotic dressing is then placed in the canal and a temporary restoration placed.

Changing the dressing in the canal, replacing the temporary filling.

Filling of the canal with gutta percha and placing a restoration.

Incisor (Front Tooth) Root Canal

An incisor tooth generally has one root.

. A tooth with a single canal would usually take 30 minutes  (Item # 415, 022)

  30 minutes  (Item # 455)

  30 minutes.  The cost will vary depending on the materials used for the restoration and whether or not a post is required. (Item # 417 +restoration)

Premolar Root Canal

A premolar tooth generally has two roots although it can have just one.

  A tooth with two canals would usually take 45 minutes  (Item # 415,416, 022)

  30 minutes . (Item # 455)

  45 minutes .  The cost will vary depending on the materials used for the restoration and whether or not a post is required. (Item # 417, 418, 535 or 515 )

Molar Root Canal

A molar tooth generally has three roots although it can have two or four.

  A tooth with three canals would usually take an hour (Item # 415, 416 x 2, 022)

30 minutes  (Item # 455)

An hour.  The cost will vary depending on the materials used for the restoration and whether or not a post is required. (Item # 417, 418 x 2, 535 or 515)

Hours

 
  • Monday
    : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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