Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal Treatment)
Endodontic treatment, which is also known by the term root canal therapy, is a specialist dental procedure focusing on saving and treating a seriously injured or diseased tooth.
Prior to endodontic procedures existing, an infected tooth would have almost always required an extraction.Today, dentists have the opportunity to cure the infection found inside the tooth's root by removing diseased pulp.Next, the tooth's surface is sealed with a crown in order to protect it from future infection.
How do I know if endodontic treatment is a solution for me?
There are several symptoms and signs that may suggest you're in need of a root canal, including:
- Having an abscess present around your gum.
- Experiencing pain and throbbing when biting into food.
- Developing sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages.
- Discoloured or cracked teeth.
If any of these indicators are apparent in your mouth, we strongly advise that you contact us immediately to schedule a dental assessment. We may be able to save your tooth if it requires endodontic treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.