Root canal treatment can be a high-risk procedure if strict infection control and disposal procedures are not followed. At Nuffield Dental, all our root canal shaping files are single use for each patient.
This ensures high infection control, less chance of breaking files inside the tooth and faster root canal treatment as the files are not blunt. We also use side venting irrigation needles which are also single use, this helps to prevent irrigation solution entering tissue spaces.
All our cleaning, shaping and filling of root canals are done under rubber dam.
This prevents irrigation solution from being swallowed, prevents materials from being swallowed and being inhaled. It also prevents saliva from contaminating the root canals as well, resulting in higher root canal success rates.
Equipment such as the NSK Apex Locator, NSK Rotary Handpiece and VDW (Germany) Reciprocal Machine are used to help us better project the success rate of treatment for our patients.