Root Canal Therapy
A painless method for saving a tooth.
When bacteria enter the most centre part of the tooth (dental pulp or nerve chamber) caused by deep decay, root canal therapy becomes necessary. Without root canal therapy the bacteria and decay can cause a serious infection resulting in symptoms not only in the mouth but also the neck, cheeks or head.
Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Signs & Symptoms That You May Need a Root Canal and the Pain-Free Method of Treatment
Bacteria can get inside your tooth from tooth decay, a chipped or damaged tooth or filling, or gum infections which extend all the way to the root in a tooth. If the root of your tooth has become infected by bacteria you may experience spontaneous sharp or piercing pain or throbbing (especially when lying down), pain when biting or chewing, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, persistent bad breath and discolouration from tooth decay. The pain associated with a root canal is caused by a build-up of pressure within the tooth. This pain can be controlled through the use of antibiotics before your treatment. Combining this method with current techniques and anesthetics means modern root canal therapy can be completely painless.