What is root canal treatment?
Symptoms of an internal tooth infection include generalised dental pain, pain on chewing and hot stimulus, swelling or an abscess. It is important we treat the problem as soon as possible to prevent any further deterioration.
What does it involve?
During a root canal treatment, you will be given local anaesthetic. The dentist will drill through the top of the teeth to expose the root canals. All roots then need to be removed, making sure that the entire tooth nerve is removed. Root canal treatments on back teeth can be more complicated because they have a number of roots.
Most of the time Root canal treatment is painless. Cases with an infection may require antibiotics first so that they settle down prior to the treatment.
At The Dental Parlour we offer root canal treatment on most teeth, often even on wisdom teeth, where many dentists would extract these teeth.
The roots of some teeth can be extremely difficult to navigate and infected teeth with an old root filling in place may be trickier. These teeth may require an Endodontist and options will be discussed with you if that is the case.