Root canal therapy treats toothache and saves the tooth from extraction.
If you are experiencing dental pain, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible. Toothache is a sign that something is wrong with your tooth and if left untreated it can lead to tooth loss. There are a number of symptoms that may indicate that you need endodontic treatment, such as:
However, at times you may have no symptoms at all. That is why you should visit Marriott & Hand for regular dental check-ups to ensure the continued health of your teeth.
If the pulp of a tooth is inflamed or infected then endodontic treatment is necessary. The most common reasons a tooth is infected are:
This treatment is about doing two things: getting rid of toothache and saving the tooth. Root canal therapy takes a number of treatments depending on the severity of your case. The first appointment is a consultation where one of our dentists will talk you through the process and what you can expect. The next appointment will be where a small hole is made in your tooth and the infected pulp of the tooth will be removed. This will then be filled in with a special material and the small hole filled.
If a significant amount of pulp is removed you may require a dental crown. The purpose of this dental crown is to strengthen and protect your treated tooth. After the treatment you may experience some discomfort especially when you chew. This is because your tooth is healing at root ends and the injection site: the discomfort should subside after a two or three days. For the first two days we suggest that you eat softer foods while your tooth is tender.
At Marriott & Hand in Melbourne, we will always keep you fully informed of your treatment and what to expect prior to and after the procedure, so you can have peace of mind. We will always work with your needs and desires to empower you to make an informed decision before proceeding with root canal therapy.
If you are experiencing pain and think you may need a root canal contact us today to organise an appointment.