Lightsview Dental Can Alleviate Your Root Canal Pain
If you experience sharp pain or increased sensitivity when you eat, you may have an infection in your teeth pulp that requires root canal treatment. Left untreated, infected pulp causes an abscess to form or spread to surrounding soft tissue and bone, causing serious health problems. Root canal therapy at Lightsview Dental can remove the source of the pain and, in most cases, save your tooth.
What is a Root Canal?
The root canal of the tooth is the central part of the tooth that contains the soft pulp tissue, blood vessels and nerve endings. If a tooth becomes severely decayed or experiences trauma, bacteria can enter the pulp and infect the entire root canal, leading to symptoms such as:
- Increased sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe, sharp pain
- Gum inflammation
- Lumps on the gum line
- Darkened tooth
- Loose teeth
If you experience any of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you need a root canal treatment to save your tooth.
What Happens During Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment involves opening up the tooth and removing the infected pulp and filling the root canals.
During root canal therapy, your dentist will use dental X-rays to examine the inside of the tooth and determine the best course of treatment. Root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthesia to minimise any discomfort.
Early removal of the infected pulp can save your tooth and reduce the risk of future health complications. Call Lightsview Dental now to schedule an appointment if you experience severe tooth pain or sensitivity.