Root Canal Treatment
There’s no need to be worried if your dentist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Tens of thousands of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
How do Root Canal Treatments Work?
A root canal treatment is used to repair and save a badly damaged or decayed tooth that is causing pain. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. A root canal treatment is required when the nerve of a tooth is infected. Nerve infection may be caused by a traumatic injury, cracks, wear or most commonly, by decay. Symptoms may include very severe throbbing pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, tooth discolouration, and swelling or soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth. If your tooth is throbbing, a root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth.
Root Canal Treatment Process
Here at Naenae Dental Clinic we pride ourselves in providing painless procedures and complete hundreds of successful root canal treatments every year whilst using the latest technology. With the use of strong local anesthesia to completely numb the area before the procedure begins, we can ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the treatment. If a root canal is required, typically two to three appointments are necessary to complete the process. The first appointment will focus on removing the infection, disinfecting the tooth and resolving any pain you are experiencing; the second will include restoring the tooth to its normal function. Book an appointment today for a comprehensive consultation.