What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, becomes necessary when the inner part of the tooth called the pulp and the surrounding area become infected. This infection can occur due to factors such as cracking, decay, or injury. Root canal treatments are performed to save severely damaged or decayed teeth. The procedure involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth and sealing the cavity to restore the tooth.
Symptoms that indicate the need for root canal treatment include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
- Discharge from the affected tooth
- Facial swelling
The goal of root canal treatment is to save the tooth and prevent future infections. If the treatment is not performed, the infection can spread, and the tooth may eventually require extraction.
During the treatment, your dentist will:
- Remove the infected or damaged tissue from inside the tooth
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect the area
- Fill and seal the space using advanced materials
Depending on the strength of the remaining tooth structure after the treatment, it may require a filling or a crown. Root canal treatment may require multiple visits to the dentist, depending on the specific case. Your dentist will apply a numbing gel on the gums to minimise discomfort, followed by a numbing shot. You should not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. After the treatment, your tooth should appear similar to your other natural teeth.
If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, we recommend contacting Smile Hub Dental Clinic to schedule an appointment. To learn more about available treatments and pricing, please visit our website. Stay updated on the latest news and special offers by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.