Endodontics is the study and practice of dental pulp, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries in the pulp area within each tooth. Endodontists perform a variety of dental procedures, including root canal therapy (RCT), Minor Root surgery, the treatment of cracked teeth and tooth ache and dental pain.
At David Nguyen & Associates our associate dentist DR Michael Hui has a special interest and is very experienced in the area of endodontics. He is able to provide pain diagnosis and Root Canal Therapy to save a tooth.
We also liaise closely with local specialists who can help with highly complex treatment if required.
We have provided quality dental care to the Glebe community for over 35 years, with our independent and highly professional team offering outstanding work and personalised care to a diverse client base.
What is dental pulp?
The dental pulp is the soft internal part of the tooth that consists of connective tissue, nerves, and internal blood supply. The tooth pulp extends into the roots of the tooth and can become infected or damaged due to decay, disease, or injuries. When the dental pulp is damaged, bacteria can form and lead to infection at the end of the tooth’s root, This can lead to tooth ache or pain.
What is root canal therapy?
Endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy, involves cleaning out a decayed tooth in order to remove the damaged soft centre. Instead of extracting and losing a tooth, this type of procedure can help to save and maintain the overall function and aesthetic of the tooth. Not only do natural teeth work better in most situations, but losing a tooth can also create additional problems in your mouth.
During RCT, the dentist will take an X-ray of the tooth before numbing the area with a local anesthetic. Depending on the extent of the problem, a few appointments may be required to clean, shape, and fill the hole. In some cases, it may be necessary to insert a small support structure into the root canal, or cap the tooth with an artificial crown to preserve the strength of the tooth. In most cases root canal therapy is a painless procedure.
Our boutique dental practice can provide root canal treatments and quality dental care for hardworking Glebe professionals. If you need root canal therapy or any kind of endodontic treatment, please reach out to the friendly team at Dr David Nguyen & Associates.