The inside of every tooth contains a delicate and complex structure of soft tissue and nerves, so if an infection occurs, it’s important to undergo treatment as soon as possible – to preserve the health of your tooth and gums.
Root canal treatment is a form of endodontic therapy which focuses on the internal structures of your tooth. Signs and symptoms of an endodontic infection include swelling, general dental pain, sensitivity when chewing and/or the formation of an abscess.
During root canal therapy, the affected tooth is opened up and the infection is carefully cleared from the dental root/pulp using tiny files. Once the infection has been cleared, the affected tooth might require a crown to protect the internal structures from further infection. Root canal treatment may take place over two to three visits.
Causes of endodontic infections
Root infections can be caused by any of the following reasons:
If the outer shell or enamel of a tooth becomes compromised by a breakage, cavity or fracture, the internal structures become more vulnerable to infection.
We offer comfortable root canal treatments through the use of local anaesthetic.
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