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Root Canal Treatment

When Is Root Canal Treatment Needed?

The soft inner tissue of your teeth is called the pulp and is protected by your tooth crown – the white, hard outer layers formed by enamel and dentine.

The pulp runs from the crown down to the tooth root and contains nerves and blood vessels.

It is possible for your pulp to become inflamed or infected. If this occurs, root canal treatment can be performed to take out pulp tissue that is affected.

WHAT CAUSES A PULP INFECTION?

There are a few possible causes of pulp inflammation or infection, such as:

HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE DAMAGED PULP?

If you suffer pain, feel ongoing sensitivity to heat or cold, your teeth discolour, your gums become inflamed or you have a mysterious bad taste it could suggest pulp damage.

However, it is also possible that you may not display any symptoms. Left untreated, as well as swelling and pain, pulp infection or inflammation can lead to a degradation of your jawbone.

How can I benefit from ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

If you are facing a tooth extraction, root canal treatment provides a treatment option where you can keep your tooth. Like many others, you may find this appealing.

Upon completion of the root canal, your tooth will no longer contain vital tissues.

But vital tissues like the periodontal membrane, gum and bone will still surround the tooth root. A normal oral hygiene routine is all that’s necessary to maintain the treated tooth.

Does ROOT CANAL TREATMENT hurt?

You do not normally feel pain during a root canal procedure because it is carried out under anaesthetic. Following the procedure, you may feel tenderness, but usually only for several days until swelling in the surrounding area goes down.

Over-the-counter analgesics or painkillers should be sufficient to manage this discomfort. Your dentist can help if you experience more serious pain or inflammation.

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