Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that is used to save a damaged or infected tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.

Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged or infected pulp from the tooth, cleaning the root canal, and filling it with a special material to prevent further infection.

Symptoms that may indicate the need for root canal treatment include:

  • Severe pain when chewing or biting
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swelling
  • A recurring pimple on the gum near the affected tooth
  • A tooth becomes a darker colour
  • Pus oozing from the affected tooth

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth becomes inflamed or infected due to decay, injury, or other causes. Without treatment, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious health problems.

During the procedure, the dentist will numb the area surrounding the affected tooth and make a small hole in the top of the tooth to access the root canal. They will then remove the damaged pulp, clean the root canal, and fill it with a special material. In some cases, a crown may be placed over the tooth to provide additional protection.

The procedure is relatively straight-forward and should not cause any pain or discomfort. Once the local anaesthetic starts to wear off you may experience mild pain, but this can be treated effectively using painkillers. To begin with, it is best to avoid eating hard and chewy foods but after a day or so you will be able to eat normally.

If you are experiencing symptoms of an infected or damaged tooth, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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