Root Canals | Emergency Dentistry

Root Canal Treatment is also known as endodontic treatment. It is a procedure used to save an infected tooth by removing the infected or dead pulp from the root. This prevents the infection from spreading and can save your natural teeth – thereby avoiding the need for dental implants or removing teeth.

When do you need a root canal?

At the centre of your tooth is the pulp, which is where the nerve is. Infection can result from trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.

Common symptoms of an infection are –

  • Spontaneous and severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums upon biting or chewing
  • Loosening of the tooth
  • Discolouration of a tooth
  • Swelling in the gum adjacent to the tooth or even facial swelling.

How does a root canal work?

Root canal therapy is an effective option to avoid tooth extraction and restore your smile. Our experienced dentist then –

  • Anaesthetises the area
  • Opens the tooth
  • Removes the infected pulp
  • Cleans the root canal system
  • Fills the remaining tooth structure
  • Caps it with a dental crown for protection.

Root canal therapy requires one or more visits, depending on the amount of treatment needed. We use local anaesthesia so you don’t have to feel any pain during your treatment. You may experience minor discomfort. Allowing you to drive home after treatment and continue your normal routine.

Chances of success, procedure alignment and potential complications are addressed during the consultation.

The cost of Root Canal Therapy is often cheaper than extracting or replacing a tooth.

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