Root Canal Therapy alleviates pain and saves a tooth from extraction
Also known as endodontics, root canal therapy is designed to save infected teeth with a diseased or injured nerve. The purpose of this treatment is to conserve a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess and normal restorative procedures are no longer possible.
What are the symptoms that suggest I may need root canal therapy?
There are a range of symptoms which can point to you possibly requiring a root canal therapy. These include:
- Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids
- Tooth sensitivity to sweets
- Tooth pain to biting pressure
- Impulsive, constant or intermittent tooth pain
- Severe throbbing tooth pain
- Swollen face
- Tooth pain that may occur in response to atmospheric pressure changes such as when flying or scuba diving
If you are experiencing these symptoms, please contact us as soon as possible to request a consultation! If left too long, you may not only loose the tooth, but also experience other subsequent oral and general problems.
Why have root canal therapy?
In the past, if a tooth had a diseased or injured nerve, the most common treatment would have been to extract the tooth. However, in modern dentistry, we now take every possible step to retain your natural tooth. There are a number of reasons for this, including that when a tooth is extracted, the jawbone under the missing root will begin to dissolve, which can then cause instability in the teeth around the extraction site. This can also eventually lead to your face taking on a sunken and prematurely aged appearance.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a process to remove the infected pulp on the inside of the tooth. After this diseased or injured matter has been removed, the tooth can then be filled, restoring its stability and function, eliminating your pain. Often your dentist may prescribe a course of antibiotics in conjunction with root canal therapy to ensure the infection is cleared completely. This process will take place over a series of appointments; the exact number of appointments will be dependent on the circumstances. Root Canal treatments generally need to be performed quickly, before the tooth’s structure is too far compromised.
Root Canal Therapy Cranbourne, Melbourne
At Beyond Dental, we utilise a Diode Laser to sterilise the canals of your tooth during root canal treatment.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact Beyond Dental for a consultation as soon as possible.