What does an Endodontist do?
Endodontics: root canal treatment
(Endo= inside: Dontics= tooth)
Thus the treatment of the soft issue/nerve/pulp within the tooth.
An endodontist partners with your general dentist to save teeth! Root canal treatment refers to the procedure where the infected nerve/pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth.To reduce microbial contamination during the procedure, Dr Koen makes use of a dental dam in order to isolate the tooth. This is similar to wearing a raincoat – effective and comfortable.
The canal where the nerve used to be is then carefully cleaned, disinfected, filled and sealed in order to save the tooth. A fully developed tooth can survive without the nerve/pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Dr Koen works in a microscopic environment within the tooth and do so by means of advanced techniques, technologies and materials to provide precise and efficient treatment, where possible. Treatment is primarily performed by using a dental operating microscope. Dr Koen also makes use af 3D imaging for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning to provide the patient with the best outcome or advice.
By using cutting edge techniques and technologies she strives to improve the experience of the patient as well as the success of the treatment needed.
Before & After
RCT TREATMENT 41 AND 42
SEVERELY CURVED CANAL- 136 DEGREE ANGLE
Pre op and post op X-rays CBCT/Microscope case : 2
MICROSCOPE MAGNIFICATION PROVIDES:
Variable and Adjustable magnification
Magnification between 2.7x up to 25x
Dr. Ammie Brummer
Dr. Ammie Brummer, received her B.Ch.D. degree in 2006. She has been practicing her love of Endodontics at Intercare Woodhill, since 2009 and completed her DipEndo in 2019 at the University of Pretoria.