Some symptoms that you may require root canal therapy include extreme or lasting sensitivity of the tooth to cold or hot temperatures, inflammation around the tooth, a constant toothache, and/or pain associated with pressure from biting, atmospheric changes or physical activity or similar movement. If you have any of these symptoms, we recommend booking in for an examination so we can best diagnose your condition and suggest the best course of action.
While root canal therapy is often thought to be a painful experience, the root canal infection is usually where the majority of pain occurs. Our dental team’s goal is to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible through the use of modern techniques and anesthetics.
Provided that canal therapy is determined to be the best course of action for you, our dentist can treat the root canal with a local anaesthetic, remove the infected pulp and then replace that pulp with a suitable, biocompatible rubber material with the root canal system being thoroughly cleansed and sealed. If your dentist determines that the tooth and canal are too damaged to be saved, they may recommend replacing it instead with a dental implant.
Treating an infected root canal properly and efficiently can help to heal and save your tooth and potentially extending that tooth’s lifespan considerably. The final result will be a tooth that looks, feels and works as similarly as possible to the original tooth.
If you feel you may require root canal therapy, please feel free to contact our Cochrane dental office.
We can help you assess the best options for your individual needs.