What does root canal treatment involve?

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Dr Gregory Tilley

Specialist Endodontist
Endodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FRACDS

Root canal treatment, or root canal therapy (RCT) is required to treat a tooth with a dead, dying or inflamed pulp, more commonly known as the ‘nerve’.  Endodontology, or endodontics, is the art and science of root canal treatment. Endodontics is one of the dental specialities recognised by the Dental Board of Australia, which also Read more...

Dental implants or root canal treatment – what’s the better solution?

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Dr Gregory Tilley

Specialist Endodontist
Endodontic Care
BDSc (Melb), LDS (Vic), FRACDS

As an endodontist, I am a dental specialist responsible for root canal (or endodontic) treatment. We endodontists are often faced with the dilemma of deciding whether a damaged or diseased tooth is worth saving with root canal treatment together with a restoration such as an onlay or crown, or if it would be better to Read more...