Root Canal Caroline Springs
Root canal treatment provides an alternative to tooth extraction
If the tissue and pulp above your tooth becomes infected, treatment needs to take place to avoid tooth extraction. This is root canal treatment. Root canal treatment works to clean the infected pulp and save the tooth.
When is root canal therapy required?
A number of symptoms can signal that root canal treatment may be required. These can include:
- Toothache and sensitivity
- Pus and infected gum surrounding the teeth
- Persistent swelling of the gums
- Swollen cheeks and face around the mouth
Pain and discomfort is often present when tooth pulp infection is badly affecting the tooth. In the early stages of root tissue infection, there may also be a dull persistent aching, or a more severe pain when biting.
How it works
It is important to act quickly and remove the infected area in order to avoid complete tooth loss and further damage. Root canal therapy is the removal of the infected tissue in order to relieve pain, stop further infection and ultimately save the tooth.
Is the procedure painful?
While most people link a root canal procedure with extreme pain, this should not be the case. Modern pain reducing dental advancements mean that a root canal procedure should not necessarily generate pain and discomfort.
It is important to first assess whether or not root canal treatment is the most appropriate course of action. A dental professional is the most qualified person to make this call.