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What You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

September 16, 2020
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Posted By: Alderley Dental
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mRoot canal treatment falsely believed by many to be complex. The truth is that root canal therapy is a straightforward and pain-relieving treatment that restores your tooth to health.

If you have a root infection or severely damaged tooth, a root canal treatment may also save that tooth from extraction.

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal in Alderley, QLD?

In most cases, you’ll experience tooth pain. Sometimes your jaw will swell, and you’ll notice a bump on your gum near the infected tooth. We consider a toothache and swelling a dental emergency and recommend you contact our dental clinic as soon as possible to report your symptoms.

Sometimes, however, your dentist finds an emerging root infection during your routine dental exam and can provide treatment before the pain sets in.

The Root Canal Process

If you’ve been diagnosed with a root canal infection, or if you have a severely damaged tooth, your dentist typically recommends treatment.

We numb the area thoroughly, and your dentist gently extracts the infected tissue from the canal of your tooth. We pack the tooth with a transient material to promote healing. At your next appointment, we seal off the tooth with a permanent filling or a dental crown.

A dental crown is a cap that fits over your treated tooth. It is shaded and designed to look like your surrounding teeth, and it provides stability to prevent future fractures.

Preventing Root Infections

The best way to prevent a root infection is to visit your dentist on time for exams and teeth cleans. You should also brush and floss your teeth regularly.

If you have an injury to your tooth, we encourage your call.

We Don’t Want You to Suffer a Toothache

Toothaches can rob you of rest, derail your plans and even put your oral health at risk. If you have a toothache, a dental team member is standing by to take your call.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.