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Damage to the tooth pulp is a common reason for pain. The symptoms may include:
- sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli,
- pain when eating,
- spontaneous and nighttime pain, and
- swelling of the gum and face.
If you have been experiencing these symptoms, you may need root canal treatment.
What is root canal treatment and what does it involve?
Root canal treatment is required to save the tooth when the pulp, which houses the blood and nerve supply to the tooth, becomes infected due to decay or a traumatic injury.
It involves removing the infected pulp by using specialised instruments that clean and shape the interior of the tooth. During this process, antimicrobial agents are used to flush the tooth to kill bacteria harbouring inside.
Once the cleaning process has been completed, the tooth’s interior is sealed with a root filling to prevent bacterial invasion and to restore the strength of the tooth. When a significant amount of tooth structure has been lost due to decay or the process of root canal treatment itself, a crown is recommended which acts like a helmet to protect the tooth.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
The therapy is important because it can save a tooth that has been badly damaged or infected. In addition, the treatment will also eliminate the bacteria and stop the spread of an infection so that it does not continue to affect your health. Untreated infections can rapidly spread to other parts of the body, which is why treating an infection is extremely important.
Pain-Free Root Canal Treatment
High Dental is the best place to go for a root canal procedure. We have techniques that can make the process pain-free. If the decay has affected the nerve of the tooth, you may have significant pain. Our process works by ‘mummifying’ the tooth so that the nerve pain is relieved.