ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment or root filling is performed to save a tooth when the nerve in the middle of it has become infected or is causing pain.
A ROOT CANAL COULD SAVE YOUR TOOTH
A tooth can die for a number of reasons:
- tooth decay
- deep filling
- tooth fracture
- tooth or gum infection
When this occurs a dentist often has only two options: tooth extraction or a root canal.
The medical name for root canal treatment is endodontic therapy. A root canal enables your tooth to be saved by replacing the irritated nerve tissue in the root of the tooth with a filling.
POSSIBLE ROOT CANAL SYMPTOMS
Symptoms that could indicate the need for root canal treatment are:
- throbbing toothache that lasts more than ten minutes
- spontaneous pain in your tooth
- a tooth that is tender to bite on
- your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures
- an aching tooth keeps you awake at night
If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment with one of the qualified and highly-skilled dentists at Manurewa Dental Centre for a dental examination and x-rays. We will advise you of the appropriate treatment for your teeth and discuss your options.