When the pulp of a tooth begins to deteriorate, the only way to save the tooth from likely extraction is with root canal therapy. This is where the dentist removes the damaged or dead pulp from the tooth and replaces it with a synthetic version that can help to prolong the life of the tooth for as long as possible. Common causes of tooth pulp deterioration include:
Symptoms of damaged or dead tooth pulp include:
A root canal dentistcan help alleviate the symptoms and hopefully rescue your tooth from extraction with root canal surgery.
Q. Why do I need root canal treatment?
A. Without root canal surgery, the infection in the pulp can spread. The tooth will also be unable to be saved and will therefore need to be extracted.
Q. Is root canal therapy painful?
A. The procedure has had a long held reputation as being a painful treatment, but in reality it’s the infection and not the treatment that is more painful. Your root canal dentist will only treat the affected parts of your mouth, and you will be anaesthetised to ensure you experience no pain.
Q. Why does root canal surgery take two sessions to complete?
A. Typically, the first of the root canal therapy sessions is all about alleviating the patient’s existing pain in whatever is deemed by the root canal dentist to be the most appropriate cause of action. The second session is where the root canal is cleaned, shaped and filled to reduce the likelihood of further infection.
If you need to make an appointment with a root canal dentist for root canal treatment in Melbourne, contact East Bentleigh Dental Group today.