Root Canal Treatment
The Tooth is made up of three layers of enamel, dentine, and pulp (nerve & blood vessels), the inner-most layer. When a tooth has deep decay, large & deep fillings, or has been cracked or fractured due to an accident or excessive wear of enamel due to grinding, there will be a sign of pulp damage which includes pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat and cold discoloration of the tooth (very dark grey or brown), swelling, tenderness of the overlying gums or a bad taste in the mouth.
Modern endodontic treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances.
The procedures are relatively comfortable and often painless as the teeth is anaesthetized during the treatment. After the treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for few days.
Root Canal Treatment saves the teeth that would have otherwise been extracted. After the Root Canal Treatment, the tooth can function normally. In some cases, a crown is the best solution to restore the tooth properly after Root Canal Treatment.
At Woden Dental Care, our dentist will thoroughlly discuss the diasgnostic findings before we decide whether your teeth can be preserved with Root Canal Treatment, or any other options to suit your circumstance. We strive to provide the best possible long-term solutions for your teeth and oral health.