Root Canal Treatment
When tooth decay has resulted in a cavity that penetrates right down to the root or nerve of a tooth, a root canal treatment may be necessary. Root canals help clear up any infected nerve tissue or tooth pulp to relieve the pain of the toothache caused by the infection.
Signs That You Need Root Canal Treatment
Common signs to look out for that show you may need root canal treatment include:
- You have a toothache that suddenly goes from bad or uncomfortable to unbearable in a short space of time.
- The affected tooth has a white spot on the gums or the gums appear swollen near the affected tooth.
- The affected tooth is overly sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids and/or sensitive to pressure.
At the first sign of infection, it’s important to seek treatment. If left alone for too long, it’s possible the infection could spread and start to affect healthy teeth and surrounding jaw bone . While a root canal treatment may sound intimidating or be associated with pain, the toothache more commonly stems from the infection in the tooth, not the procedure itself.
How Is Root Canal Treatment Done?
After completely numbing the area, we will create a small opening in the tooth to access the pulp. With specialised tools, we carefully remove the pulp, blood vessels and tissues inside the tooth. The canals will be disinfected and shaped before they are filled and sealed to prevent bacteria from reentering.
Is A Crown Needed After Root Canal Treatment?
We recommend a dental crown after a root canal treatment to help strengthen the structure of the remaining tooth. After a root canal treatment, the natural tooth can become brittle and prone to breaking. A dental crown will protect your tooth with less chance of reinfection or breakage. After a root canal treatment and a dental crown, you will be able to go back to life as normal and chew on the tooth without any pain.
Why You Should Choose Root Canal Treatment At TCare Dental Centre
Many of our patients are nervous about receiving a root canal treatment. With our friendly, professional dental team, there is no need to worry ‒ you are in good hands. TCare Dental Centre is proud to be a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and we are an accredited dental practice by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP). With TCare Dental Centre, you know that you will receive the highest standard of care.
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