Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy should not cause any more discomfort than receiving a regular filling
If you are experiencing dental pain, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible. Toothache is a sign something is wrong with your tooth. If left untreated it can lead to tooth loss. There are a number of symptoms which may indicate you need endodontic treatment, such as:
- Continuous pain
- Tender gums
- Discolouration of a tooth
- Facial swelling
- Extreme or prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
However, at times you may have no symptoms at all. That is why you should visit Marriott & Hand for regular dental check-ups to ensure the continued health of your teeth.
Root canal therapy (endodontics)
If the pulp of a tooth is inflamed or infected then endodontic treatment is necessary. The most common reasons a tooth is infected are:
- Deep decay
- Cracked or leaking filling
The aim of visiting a periodontist is about doing two things
This treatment is about doing two things: getting rid of toothache and saving the tooth. Root canal therapy takes a number of treatments depending on the severity of your case. The first appointment is a consultation. One of our dentists will talk you through the process and what you can expect. The next appointment a small hole is made in your tooth. The infected pulp of the tooth will be removed. This will then be filled in with a special material and the small hole filled.
Looking after your treated tooth
If a significant amount of pulp is removed you may require a dental crown. The purpose of this dental crown is to strengthen and protect your treated tooth. After the treatment, you may experience some discomfort especially when you chew. This is because your tooth is healing at root ends and the injection site. The discomfort should subside after a two or three days. For the first two days, we suggest you eat softer foods while your tooth is tender.
At Marriott & Hand in Melbourne, we will always keep you fully informed of your treatment. And what to expect prior to and after the procedure, so you can have peace of mind. We will always work with your needs and desires to empower you to make an informed decision before proceeding with root canal therapy.
Root Canal Melbourne
If you are experiencing pain and think you may need a root canal contact us today to organise an appointment.