As the name suggests, root canal treatment is associated with the roots of a tooth. Note that you would need a root canal treatment when the roots of your tooth are infected. At Australian dental health NSW, our endodontist would eliminate the infected pulp and replace it with a filling to close the void.
How to know if you need a root canal dental treatment?
Always remember that there is a plethora of things which can damage the pulp or nerve of the tooth. Usually a patient would feel intense pain inside the affected tooth. Interestingly, it is also common for patients to not suffer from any symptoms at all. This is where the treatment procedure becomes a bit complicated as the patient can’t narrate what exactly is wrong. But don’t worry! Here are some symptoms related to issues related to pulp inside your tooth.
- Intense Pain
One of the most common symptoms of root canal is toothache. If the tooth is still alive, you would have sensitivity to hot and cold beverages
- Infected Pulp
If the pulp inside the tooth has become infected, a root canal therapy is the ideal way of treating it. Our dentists would examine your teeth comprehensively to ascertain that whether or not you have an infected pulp.
- Deep cavities
If the decay of the tooth extends deep into the tooth and reaches the pulp, there are higher chances that the pulp has been infected. This is where this treatment comes to the fore. Our dentists would perform a root canal thereby removing the affected nerve as well.
Steps involved in the root canal therapy
Usually, at Australian dental health NSW, root-canal treatment is accomplished in three steps. You would be administered local anesthesia as the dentist would make a small hole on the tooth surface.
- Proper cleaning
The dentist would opt to remove everything which is inside the tooth.
The next step is to sanitize the infected area. Your infected tooth is usually filled with a rubber like material which acts as a filling.
- Addition of the crown
With the removal of the pulp, your tooth would be more fragile. Thus, top ensure that your tooth receives proper nourishment; the dentist adds a crown to your tooth.
Remember that this treatment procedure typically takes only one consultation session.