When Is Root Canal Treatment Needed?
A root canal treatment is performed when the inner pulp of your tooth becomes infected. This usually occurs because of deep decay, cavities or tooth damage. A root canal treatment can help prevent the spread of infection, protecting the remaining tooth from extraction.
Some of the symptoms of a decayed or infected tooth include:
● Persistent tooth or jaw pain
● Foul taste or bad breath
● Pain when biting or chewing
● Swollen or inflamed gums
● Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
● Darkening or discolouration of the affected tooth
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading and causing further damage.
Beaumaris Root Canal Therapy
As with all major dental services, a cautious and thorough approach to determining the right treatment plan is required. Our Bayside dental team, headed up by Dr David Delac, will make a number of considerations before deciding whether a root canal treatment is the best journey to be embarked upon. These considerations include:
● The extent or spread of the infection.
● The remaining tooth structure to assess if the tooth can be rebuilt successfully
● The shape of the canal (narrow or curved) to determine if the infected canals can be cleaned completely
It’s important to remember that after the root canal treatment is performed, the treated teeth will be weak. A rebuild of the existing tooth is necessary for longevity to protect the structure and ensure good oral health moving forward. We generally recommend a dental crown to help protect the remaining weakened tooth.
Quality Dental Care for Long Term Oral Health
Prevention and restoration form the core of our Bayside Dental practice. This is why we offer a range of procedures focusing on maintaining and preserving your natural teeth for a healthy and lasting smile.
One of the central benefits of a root canal treatment is that it can save your tooth from extraction by treating the infection and removing the decay. This provides immediate pain relief with restoration options to rebuild your tooth structure and restore functionality and appearance.
If you are experiencing persistent tooth pain or have noticed signs of decay anywhere in or around your teeth, contact our dentists for a consultation. Taking early action with an accurate diagnosis can help prevent future dental problems and the need for extensive treatments.