Damaged teeth can cause a lot of problems. If you’ve ever woken up in discomfort, experienced a dull throbbing tooth ache or found that you are extremely sensitive to hot and cold foods, chances are you may need a root canal.
“Root canal” is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. Root canal therapy can save a tooth that has been severely damaged due to decay, disease or trauma. Root canal therapy is the most suitable option if you wish to save the tooth without having it removed.
During root canal therapy the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the teeth is cleaned and sealed. If you continue without treating a damaged tooth, the tissue surrounding the tooth also gets infected. More damage is caused when the pulp or nerve tissue is damaged as this causes the bacteria to multiply. If left untreated, this infection can also spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head.
Some other advantages of root canal therapy:
- Helps in efficient chewing
- Provides normal biting force and sensation
- Gives natural appearance to the tooth
Procedure for root canal therapy
If you’re about to have your first root canal treatment, you might be feeling pretty apprehensive about the whole thing, especially given all the scary root canal stories you may have heard. But do not worry. We assure you, the experience is not as bad as you think. Our staff will take every step to ensure a stress-free and comfortable experience at Coomera.
Our dentists will conduct a thorough medical examination, collect information on your medical history, current medications etc.
Here at Coomera Dental Centre, we use only the most sophisticated endodontic instrumentation to ensure this intricate process is completed to the highest standards. The canal will be sterilised with medications and completely filled with a specialised filling to help prevent bacteria and fluids from re-entering the tooth.
The treatment is planned based on the condition of the tooth. Our trained dentists will go through the whole procedure step by step so you will always be well informed and at ease during your appointments. Should you have any concerns, do ask without any hesitation, we will be glad to provide you with answers and ease your mind.