People who need a root canal or endodontic treatment have an infection in the soft dental pulp within the hard layers of their teeth. The space between these hard layers is called the root canal system. During endodontic treatment, we’ll remove the infected or dead pulp and clean the root canals, then fill them to prevent any more infection.
Bacteria can build up in teeth that have cavities, cracks or loose fillings. This can infect the pulp of your tooth causing a lot of pain and discomfort which is difficult to live with. The pulp is removed and the hollow root canal is sterilised, then filled and finally sealed providing lasting comfort. A fully grown tooth does not require the pulp, so the procedure will not affect the tooth’s functionality or appearance.
Symptoms which can indicate a Root Canal is necessary:
- Sensitivity to cold or hot liquids or sweets
- Pain to biting pressure
- Constant or intermittent tooth pain
- Severe throbbing tooth pain
- Tissue swelling of the face
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, we recommend that visit us as soon as possible for treatment. At Dapto, the expert team can provide quality root canal therapy to aid infected teeth. If you are in pain, call our friendly team today to organise a consultation.