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Our Endodontic Work

Endodontic work - or root canal therapy - is a key part of the work we carry out.

One of our team Ross Henderson has a particular focus on this aspect of dentistry.

At Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry we have also invested in the most advanced CT scanner available, allowing a 3-D image of your tooth and allowing us to be at the cutting edge of technology in endodontics. It enables us to achieve an unparalleled view of your tooth that we can use in more complex cases. In addition to routine endodontic work, we also undertake more complex re root treatment of teeth, and surgical endodontics such as apicectomy procedures.

We’ve also installed a super powerful microscope which can greatly assist in root canal therapy. The microscope has six levels of magnification are 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 14x, 18x, 22x. It also has a 180 degree inclinable binocular which assists the dentist in achieving greater vision of the tooth being worked on.

This patient presented with irreversible pulpitis (inflammation ) affecting the upper left first molar tooth. The tooth was root treated and four canals located, including an unusually long (28mm) mesial canal with severe curvature. The tooth was then definitively restored with a crown.

This patient presented with a chronic apical periodontitis with acute exacerbation affecting the lower left first molar. The old root filing was removed and the tooth was thoroughly cleaned and shaped under the operating clinical microscope and the tooth refilled with Gutta Percha (note the sealer presence in the lateral canal) and the tooth restored with a crown.

This patient presented with chronic apical periodontitis affecting the lower left wisdom tooth. A decision was made to save this tooth and root canal treatment was undertaken allowing the shaping and cleaning of the canals which can be unpredictable in wisdom teeth. The final x ray shows the distinct apical curvature in the roots.

This patient presented with a failing post crown affecting the lower right canine tooth. There was mobility of the post crown with chronic apical and lateral periodontitis. The old root treatment material was removed and the tooth shaped and cleaned with the location of a second canal during this process. The root canal treatment was replaced (note sealer in lateral canal) and the tooth restored with a post and crown.

This patient presented with a failing silver point root treatment. This silver point filling was removed, the canal reshaped, cleaned and dried before refilling. The tooth was subsequently restored with an e max crown.