When is root canal therapy needed?
It is necessary to undergo root canal therapy when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp of a tooth is in the centre of the tooth underneath the enamel and dentin layer in the pulp chamber. The size of this pulp chamber will differ in each tooth.
The inflammation or infection can create deep decay and even cracks and chips in the tooth. If this pulp inflammation is left untouched, a large abscess can form that may cause severe pain and tooth loss.
How do you know if you need root canal therapy?
There are a few symptoms and signs that are indicators that your tooth may be infected or diseased. However, the best way to know if you do need root canal therapy is to let the dentists at All About Teeth asses you.
Some indicators patients may experience can include:
- Any swelling around the root of the tooth can be a signal of a brewing infection
- Severe tooth pain when any pressure is applied
- Your painful tooth looks discoloured
- A small bump has appeared on the gums near the painful tooth
- Sensitivity in the tooth to hot or cold temperatures and the pain lingers
- Spontaneous pain around the tooth
These symptoms may be a sign of another dental issue like gum disease so if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact the Townsville dentists at All About Teeth today.
Root canal therapy often gets a bad rap, but its no worse than having a deep cavity filled and with our range of pain management techniques, the treatment is virtually pain-free. A root canal treatment is a vital procedure to keep your mouth healthy and free from an infection.
If you are looking for a root canal treatment in Townsville, All About Teeth is always here to help.
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