What is Endodontic Treatment?
Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) is a dental procedure used to repair and save damaged pulp tissue inside the tooth. During the procedure, the dentist will remove both the inflamed and dead pulp before sealing up the tooth to protect it against any future damage.
If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be extracted. Likewise, if the pulp becomes more damaged, it may lead to further problems.
What signs should I look out for?
- Severe toothache, especially when chewing
- Continued sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Dark discoloration of the tooth
- Gum swelling and/or tenderness
What are the benefits of having Root Canal Treatment?
- Can save an infected tooth from extraction
- Removes a source of infection that could spread to other areas
- Prevents further problems that could be caused by losing a tooth
- Can relieve a toothache
After your final treatment, your restored tooth shouldn’t be painful, although it may feel sensitive for a few days. If looked after properly, with regular brushing and flossing, your root canal treated tooth should stay trouble-free and provide a long-lasting repair.
We also recommend regular check-ups so we can detect any problems before they occur.