While your teeth and gums may look healthy, there are often dental issues lurking underneath not visible to us without proper consultation. Any pain felt while eating or randomly without any external pressure can be a symptom or underlying issues that may need immediate treatment.
Further, a timely root canal treatment near Skye can do a lot to reduce and minimise the potential damage that could otherwise occur if a dental issue is left untreated.
Root canal treatments ensure that any decades or infected tooth is dealt with without affecting the neighbouring teeth or causing more damage.
What Does a Root Canal Treatment at Our Clinic Entail?
Root canal treatment (Endodontics) is the process of removing the nerve (pulp) or blood supply from an infected tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury. The infection may spread to the root canal, which can lead to pain and discomfort. Our dentist performs root canal treatment to stop the infection and any further infection occurring. Root canal treatment is done over a couple of appointments. During your first appointment, the infected nerve is removed and the canal is shaped and cleaned and left to settle.
With the second appointment, your dentist will ensure that the infection has disappeared and the tooth will be filled with a permanent filling. It is recommended once having a root canal treatment on a tooth, the tooth is crowned soon after to ensure extra support and strength for the tooth.
Once the pulp of your tooth has been destroyed, it cannot repair itself. It is not advisable to keep an infected tooth in your mouth. However, the only alternative to root canal treatment is an extraction of the tooth.
When Is a Root Canal Treatment Recommended?
A root canal treatment is advised when a tooth is decayed or infected to a great extent. Damage due to trauma can also be an instance where our dentist near Skye can recommend a root canal.
Some of the common instances or symptoms that can result in a root canal treatment at our clinic include:
- An ache that is dull yet constant, worsening at some point
- Pain when one is chewing or biting into food
- Pain while drinking or eating food
- Extreme pain that is irregular or at random
Book Your Root Canal Appointment with Casey Smiles Dental Clinic
At Casey Smiles Dental Clinic, we have a team of skilled dental practitioners who are committed to providing affordable dental care to patients in a warm and relaxing environment. With the help of a consultation, we are better able to identify your dental issues while providing ideal solutions that are both convenient and efficient.
You can share your concerns with us by booking an appointment at (03) 5996 6273 or simply book it online.
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Whether you’re seeking a dentist for a general cleaning or are interested in
major work and restorations, we’d love to speak with you about your options.