Root Canals

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy can relieve your pain and restore the function to a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.

In the past, patients would try avoid this treatment because of the pain involved. But things have definitely changed. With modern dentistry, it’s now no more painful than a routine filling.

What is a Root Canal Therapy

At Glenmore Park, our dentists can offer to perform root canal therapy to save your tooth from being removed.

This treatment usually involves:

  1. drilling into the tooth to remove any infected or inflamed pulp
  2. cleaning the inside
  3. filling and sealing the root canal.

Generally, the treatment can be finished in two or three appointments, depending on the condition and size of the tooth.

You will also need a follow-up appointment to place a dental crown on your tooth. This will protect the tooth and restore it to full function.

If you don’t get the crown, your tooth will weaken and possibly break.

Signs you need a root canal treatment

A tooth can be damaged or infected for various reasons, including:

  • deep decay
  • repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
  • a crack or chip in your tooth
  • an injury that causes no external damage.

You must see your dentist if you have any of these issues with your teeth:

  • pain
  • prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat
  • tenderness to touch
  • discolouration
  • swollen gums.
This may be a sign that you need a Root CanalIf you leave any inflammation or infection untreated, an abscess can form at the root of your tooth. This can cause facial swelling and severe pain. However, you might not have any symptoms at all, which is why it’s essential to keep up your regular check-ups. Your dentist will be able to spot a problem, even if you can’t see or feel it yet.

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