Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal Therapy)
Endodontic Treatment, which is more commonly known as root canal therapy is required when the pulp of a tooth develops into an infection or dies. Pulp is a soft tissue made up of nerves and blood vessels. This area can become infected when bacteria plagues the pulp. There are a few ways in which this can happen, including through a deep cavity, which permits bacteria through the enamel and dentin layers and directly into the tooth. On other occasions the pulp can die because of a fracture or a hit to the tooth. An infection like this can then travel through the tooth and the roots and into the jawbone, where it can dissolve the bone and form a painful abscess.
Signs of an infected tooth can include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Pain with biting or if you apply pressure
- A throbbing sensation or discomfort
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Or you might have no symptoms at all
Performing a root canal
At Rosalie Dental if we think root canal therapy might be required we will do a comprehensive examination, which might include x-rays. Each patient’s root canal treatment varies depending on the complexity of your particular case.
After a thorough review your dentist will cautiously remove the infected pulp from the tooth followed by a clean and disinfection of the area which is then sealed with a filling to prevent future infection.
If you are experiencing any of the above possible signs or pain, please contact one of our staff to arrange a consultation.
More General Services from your Paddington Dentist.
Free Orthodontic Consultation
Interested in orthodontic treatment but don't want to pay the costs for an appointment if you end up not being suitable? At Rosalie Dental we offer a FREE Orthodontic Consultation so if the treatment isn't for you, you are not left out of pocket!
Need dental work but feeling anxious or nervous about the treatment? At Rosalie Dental we have a variety of comforting tools to reduce your anxiety, including:
- The Wand
- I.V. Sedation