Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is a specialist dental procedure that works to save and treat a seriously injured tooth that has become diseased or infected inside. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is undertaken where possible as an alternative to extracting the tooth, which would have previously been the only option.
Root canal treatment cures the infection by removing the infected pulp and nerves in the root of the tooth, then cleaning and sterilising the root canals. The surface of the tooth is usually sealed with a crown to protect it from recurring infection. Pain-free treatment is usually conducted over a series of appointments.
Symptoms of teeth that have become diseased or infected inside include:
- Having an abscess present around your gum.
- Pain and throbbing.
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages.
- Tenderness while eating or to touch.
If you are concerned about one of your teeth or are experiencing these symptoms, call us today to book an appointment before extraction becomes the only option.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.