ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Our teeth are filled with nerves and blood vessels in the tooth pulp. In cases of damage or severe tooth decay that infects the pulp, bacteria can spread into the surrounding jaw bone through the tip of the roots, leading to severe swelling, pus, pain and fever.
If you are feeling swelling, tenderness when chewing, and pain that does not go away even with pain-killers, these may be signs that the pulp of your tooth is infected and that you should see our dentist.
A root canal treatment can help to save and restore your tooth.
HOW IT WORKS
If you have a heavily decayed tooth, identifying the need for root canal treatment early can prevent the infection from spreading and damaging your teeth further.
Our dentist will remove the infected pulp tissue, disinfect the root canal system and seal it with a non-reactive material to prevent further decay. It is followed by a crown to protect and restore the tooth.
Root canal treatments can save your tooth from an extraction, and is less invasive than replacing it with an implant.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Root canal treatment will usually require 1 to 2 visits depending on the complexity of the condition.
At the first visit, our dentist will examine your tooth and take an X-ray to determine whether a root canal treatment is required.
During the root canal treatment itself, our dentist will provide a local anaesthetic to the affected area before removing the infected pulp. He will then disinfect the tooth to remove all bacteria, and shape the inside of your root canal. The cavity is then filled and sealed to prevent future infection.
After the root canal treatment, a crown or other restoration method can be used to protect the tooth and restore it to full function.