Root Canal Therapy
The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay.disease or injury.Many millions of teeth each year are saved from extraction by having root canal treatment .Today ,most people prefer to save their teeth simply because it will function better than an artificial tooth.
These days,thanks to the advanced technology, dentistry has evolved to the point where root canal therapy is successful in most cases.If you take good care of the treated tooth, it may last for years and possibly for rest of your life.
We are glad to mention that at Paddington Dentistry,the most advanced equipment will be utilised for root canal treatment for our patient optimum care and comfort.
Root Canal Therapy
Anatomically speaking, the root canal is the area of the tooth that houses the pulp and nerve. Sometimes this part of the tooth can become infected.
When this happens, not only is the tooth painful and sensitive, the infection can also spread to other areas of the mouth as well as other teeth. The most effective way to treat this infection is root canal therapy.
Once the anaesthetic takes effect, and you are completely numb, your dentist will create a small access point in your tooth. Working through this point, the infected and inflamed pulp and debris will be drained out . The canals of the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned out using special instruments called dental files to make sure that no infection remains. An antibiotic medication may be placed inside the tooth to prevent further infection.
Your tooth will then be filled, and a cap or crown will most likely be placed. This is necessary because the structure of the tooth will be weakened, and a crown will protect the tooth from breakage and also allow you to chew more comfortably.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you have been experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, call our clinic. You may have an infection that could require treatment.
- Severe pain in one or more teeth
- Pain that is aggravated by chewing or pressure
- Pain and sensitivity aggravated by hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening of one or more teeth
- A “pimple” on the gums
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums that may radiate to the cheek or jaw
Call our practice to arrange an appointment. Root canal therapy may be necessary to get rid of your pain and reduce your stress. We strive to treat emergencies quickly.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.