Why Might I Need a Non-Surgical Root Canal?
The central part of your tooth contains the pulp, which is a collection of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues. It is normally protected by the outer layers of the tooth which include dentine and tooth enamel, but if these are damaged, bacteria can reach the pulp causing infection. Symptoms can include increased tooth sensitivity to temperature changes, pain when you bite down on the tooth, or more persistent toothache and the gum around the tooth may become swollen and red. An infected pulp will need to be removed and the area cleaned and sealed before your tooth is restored.
How is a Root Canal Performed?
A root canal treatment is very straightforward and will feel similar to having a filling. We can access the pulp through the crown of your tooth and will remove all the infected tissue before cleaning out the root canals extending into your tooth roots. The whole area will be disinfected before being sealed. It is possible we may place a temporary filling until we are sure all the bacteria have been eliminated. Your tooth will need to be permanently restored at a later date. Although we might be able to fill the tooth, it is more likely that we will recommend a crown to cover up the entire tooth, preventing re-infection.
If you think you may have a tooth infection, please contact Tooth Savers; a non-surgical root canal will be more successful the sooner it is carried out and before the infection can spread. We are located at Shop 36, 11-13 Main St, Mount Annan NSW 2567. You can call us on (02) 4647 5555.
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