Root canal is a treatment that is used to repair and save a tooth that is decayed or infected. A root canal procedure is important; without the treatment the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Symptoms that indicate that you may require root canal:
- Unprovoked or spontaneous pain in tooth;
- Hot and cold drinks and foods cause sensitivity;
- Biting or chewing causes pain in tooth;
- Tooth loosening;
- Gum swelling surrounding the affected the tooth; and/r
- Facial swelling.
What does Root Canal Treatment involve?
Root canal treatment involves our dentist removing the pulp from within the tooth and then sealing the remaining cavity. Removing this pulp enables you to keep the tooth, and in situations where a filling is unlikely to preserve the tooth, not require it to be extracted.
Once we’ve completed your root canal surgery, we’ll place a final protective covering on the crown of the tooth. You may choose either a porcelain or metal crown. The crown fits around and protects the tooth like a hat. A cheaper option would be a white (composite) restoration but this does not support your tooth and you may run the risk of tooth fracture in the fut Cosmetic.