We know no one is a fan of a root canal treatment, but it is often necessary to strengthen or save an infected tooth. At All About Dental, we understand that this is a delicate treatment, so we make sure the procedure is as simple and painless as possible.
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Under the protective enamel at the centre of your teeth, there is a soft pulp, which extends to the root. The pulp is home to nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues susceptible to infection. Once a tooth is damaged due to cavities or other injury, bacteria can enter the compromised tooth and inside the pulp, causing pain and discomfort.
It is essential to understand the following warning signs that you might need to schedule a root canal treatment:
If you have spontaneous pain that comes and goes in waves, you may have a dead or infected tooth that may need root canal treatment.
If you’ve noticed your gums are swollen, it may be a sign of infection, especially if the swollen gums are painful to the touch and tender.
A cracked or chipped tooth is a sign you may need a root canal. Whether due to tooth trauma or injury, a tooth with a crack can cause pulp infection.
At All About Dental, our dental team consists of knowledgeable and experienced dentists who will guide you through your root canal treatment and ensure you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit. Our dentist will make a thorough examination and suggest the best solution to save your tooth.
Many patients are intimidated by root canals because of horror stories they have heard from others. The common myth is that root canals are very painful, but the infected tooth causes the pain. The treatment itself is performed while the patient is sedated or numb, and the pain from the infection will be gone or on its way out after the procedure.
Before starting the treatment, we will provide the patient with a sedative or local anaesthetic to ensure a safe and positive experience. Then, we isolate the infected tooth from saliva and other contaminants using a dental dam. We open the tooth’s crown to remove the infected pulp, clean the roots, and treat the area with medication to eliminate bacteria.
Next, we place a temporary filling inside the crown to protect your tooth. Our dentists will prescribe antibiotics if the infection has spread and schedule an appointment for a check-up. We will remove the filling, fill, and seal the root channel during the second visit