Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can be quite painful or uncomfortable, so a root canal treatment is necessary to remove the pulp and relieve any pain. At Burpengary Dental we make your comfort our priority and use modern techniques and technology for a pain free treatment.
- An infected or inflamed pulp leads to pain and discomfort. The root canal treatment is aimed at relieving this pain.
- After a root canal treatment, the tooth may become brittle and needs to be covered with a crown to prevent any fractures.
Why would I need a root canal?
A root canal is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The most common causes of this infection include deep decay, injury from an accident, and a crack or leaking filling. Once the dentist has removed any infection and cleaned and shaped the root canals, any pain and inflammation should be relieved. The tooth is then filled up, or may require a crown to restore or protect the tooth.
What signs may indicate I require a root canal?
Some signs to be aware of which may indicate a root canal is necessary include continuous pain, extreme or prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold exposure, discolouration of tooth, facial swelling, and sensitive gums which are painful to touch or when chewing.
Will I feel pain during and after the root canal?
The main purpose of a root canal is to relieve any pain which is being caused by inflammation or infection. During the treatment however, the dentists will be able to utilise modern techniques, equipment and anaesthetics to make your visit as pain free and comfortable as possible.
Why would I require a crown after getting a root canal?
After getting a root canal the tooth no longer has the pulp inside the tooth making it more fragile and likely to chip or break.