Root canal treatment involves the removal of the inflamed and/or infected nerve, as well as any ‘dead’ tooth pulp. The tooth is cleaned out, after which anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial medicine is placed inside the canals of the tooth to stop the infection. The treatment is usually performed over 3 or 4 appointments.
If you’ve been experiencing tooth ache or sudden sensitivity to heat or cold, you should see a qualified dentist immediately, as it may be sign of a decaying or ‘dead’ tooth. Other symptoms can include tooth discolouration and swollen or sore gums around the affected tooth.
It’s very important that you seek professional dental treatment as soon as possible, as the tooth can become infected and lead to an even more painful tooth abscess.
Tooth ache is one of the most common reasons people visit the dentist, with fillings and root canals often the resulting treatment plan.
By taking care of your teeth and gums correctly at home, and regularly visiting a professional dentist, you can avoid tooth aches and dental procedures such as root canals in the first place.
City Central Dental is conveniently located in Adelaide’s CBD, our team of professional and experienced dentists will take care of you.