Root Canal Treatment Balwyn North

What is it?

Root canal treatment is a procedure that replaces the damaged or infected pulp inside a tooth, where the nerve is. Left untreated, the infection can spread into the surrounding bone and may cause you to lose the tooth.

What are the symptoms?

When the pulp is infected, or decay has reached the inner part of the tooth, it can be extremely painful—a severe, lingering pain that is hard to control with painkillers—night pain, unprovoked pain or pain when biting/chewing. Other symptoms include sensitivity to hot, swelling near the affected tooth, facial swelling or loosening of the tooth. If you are experiencing constant pain in your teeth it is important to contact us and make an appointment as soon as possible.

What is the treatment?

Thanks to modern titanium rotary files, cleaning out the root is much faster these days and there is therefore less discomfort. Before any treatment, you are given a local anaesthetic to numb the area. After root canal treatment, a crown is often required to restore the strength and function of the tooth. This crown is made to match your other teeth in colour, shape and size.

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