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Root canal therapy (endodontic)

The main purpose of root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) is to save a tooth that has been damaged badly due to decay, disease or injury.

A tooth consists of a crown, a root and also contains a hollow centre known as the pulp chamber which extends down to form the root canal. Cracks and otherwise damaged teeth can lead to a build up of bacteria and possible infection to the pulp area. Endodontics is the process of removing infected pulp to protect the integrity and strength of a tooth before it suffers further and requires extraction.

Symptoms of damage:

A diseased tooth may cause inflammation or infection. The symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth may include:

  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Loosening of the tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods
  • Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
  • Oozing of pus surrounding the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling.

Sometimes, a tooth may become damaged or diseased without presenting any symptoms. In these cases, the problem is usually diagnosed by x-rays during a dental check-up or treatment for other dental concerns.

If you are currently experiencing any of the above symptoms, we highly recommend contacting us on (02) 9327 6162 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Early treatment may result in saving your tooth through endodontic treatment.

 

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