Providing preventative care and preserving your teeth for a lifetime is a primary goal at Warnbro Sound. In situations where a seriously injured or diseased tooth is being threatened, our practice uses endodontic treatment in a bid to treat and save the tooth.
Endodontic treatment, commonly referred to as “root canal therapy”, is a modern advancement in dentistry. In the past, teeth with a diseased or damaged pulp (central core) would have required extraction (complete removal). Endodontics provides an opportunity to cure the infection inside the tooth’s pulp and stop the related pain, sensitivity and swelling. Some endodontic procedures require a crown to seal and protect the tooth from future decay and damage after the pulp is treated.
Infected tooth symptoms:
- Sensitivity to hot and/or cold food and beverages
- Difficulty biting into food (throbbing sensation and/or severe pain)
- Swelling and tenderness to nearby gums
- Cracked or discoloured tooth appearance
- Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
- A persistent, recurring abscess (pimple/bubble) on your gum
Contact our dental team as soon as possible if you are experiencing any signs of an infected tooth. In some cases, you may not have any symptoms. So it’s important to receive regular dental assessments to detect dangers and determine whether endodontic treatment is an option for you. It could be the difference between saving and losing your affected tooth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.