Root canal therapy
ROOT CANAL THERAPY IS USED TO RELIEVE PAIN CAUSED BY AN INFECTED ROOT AND SAVE YOUR NATURAL TOOTH FROM EXTRACTION.
What does Root Canal Therapy Involve?
It used to be if the nerve tissue of a tooth became infected, the whole tooth would have to be extracted, leading to future dental complications down the track. Nowadays, root canal therapy treats the infected tissue of the nerve (also known as the pulp) which can save the tooth from extraction.
To do this, your dentist will drill down through the tooth to the infected part of the roots which will be removed. The area will then be thoroughly cleaned to prevent further infection. Once this is complete a permanent seal in the form of a filling will be required to fill in the gap left by the removal of the pulp. In some rare cases, a crown may also be necessary to restore total strength to your tooth.
Will Root Canal Therapy hurt?
Root canal therapy is performed under local anaesthetic to minimise any sensations of pain.
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy should not cause any more discomfort than a regular filling treatment. The team at Refresh Dental Spa will always ensure that you are comfortable during treatment.
RECEIVE A FASTER AND MORE OPTIMAL ROOT CANAL FILLING
The idea of root canal therapy can cause a lot of anxiety and fear in patients. That is why at Refresh Dental Spa, we use the Obtura Max Pack and Heated Gutta Percha Condensation System. Together they ensure a faster and more efficient procedure and a better experience for patients.
At Refresh Dental Spa, we are on the forefront of changes and innovations in the dental profession. We always endeavour to provide the highest-quality care and service possible using the latest advancements and technology.
What are symptoms of infected nerve tissue?
There are a few early warning signs that can indicate the nerve tissue of a tooth has become infected. These symptoms include:
- Tenderness when chewing
- Toothache and sensitivity
- Deep tooth decay
- Severe gum disease
- Trauma to the tooth or jaw
How do teeth nerves get infected?
Your nerves can get infected because of an untreated cavity.
This allows bacteria to travel through the tooth into the innermost part of the structure (your nerves). The area will then become infected and cause pain.
To prevent this from happening, it’s essential you visit your dentist twice a year. They will be able to identify and treat cavities and dental decay in the early stages so that you don’t require root canal therapy or extraction.