Are you thinking ‘do I need a root canal’?
It is the cause of some debate as to what the nerve in the middle of the tooth is for. What is certain though is that it can become inflamed and die off causing pain and abscesses. When this happens some people experience severe pain or swelling, but others feel no pain at all. Once the nerve is damaged there are two options, remove the affected tooth or provide root canal treatment.
Root Canal Treatment steps:
The purpose of this treatment is to remove the inflamed or dead nerve, disinfect the inside of the tooth to eliminate bacteria, and then fill it with an inert material that will provide a seal and stop/reduce the spread of bacteria in the future.
Most root canal treatments are provided over two visits. The first is to clean the area and relieve any pain, and the second is to fill it. Occasionally more visits may be required if things are not settling as we expect.
The benefits of the treatment
As well as relieving your pain, the benefit of this treatment is that you retain your tooth. This helps maintain the natural function of your mouth and helps protect your other teeth from undue wear. It can also help to retain your natural appearance.
Book your Root Canal treatment with Thomas Dey our endodontic dentist.