Inside your tooth, like a thread through the root, is the pulp. When the pulp is injured or infected, the pulp tissue dies. If this is not removed then the tooth will become infected and this may result in severe pain and eventual dental abscesses.
Endodontics saves teeth that would otherwise be extracted as well as acting as a preventative measure and treatment for dental pulp disorders. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off with a fillings to protect it from any further infection.
Symptoms of pulp damage can include pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot and cold and discoloration of the tooth. Endodontic treatment can often be performed at our practice over the course of a few appointments. Following endodontic treatment the tooth usually retains full functionality, durability and strength. We recommend regular check-ups to ensure the healing process of your tooth and to allow our dentists to monitor the treated site.
If you require endodontic treatment or are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact our team for more information to arrange a consultation.