Preserve Your Smile With Root Canal Therapy
At The Dental Health Practice on Merivale in Nepean, we’re continually focused on our patients' oral health and well-being. Root canal therapy is a highly beneficial dental procedure that can save a severely damaged or infected tooth, allowing patients to maintain their natural smile while protecting their oral health.
Who is a candidate for root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is recommended for individuals who have a severely damaged or infected tooth. Common reasons a patient may need a root canal:
Decay: Deep cavities that reach the tooth's pulp can cause infection and inflammation, necessitating root canal treatment.
Trauma: Teeth that have experienced significant trauma, such as fractures or cracks, may require root canal therapy if the pulp is exposed or damaged.
Infection: When a tooth is infected due to untreated decay or injury, the root canal procedure can save the tooth from extraction.
What benefits does this procedure provide?
Pain Relief: Root canal therapy effectively alleviates toothache and discomfort caused by infection or inflammation, restoring oral comfort.
Preservation of Natural Teeth: Root canal treatment helps patients preserve their natural tooth, which is often the best option for maintaining a healthy and functioning smile.
Prevention of Infection Spread: By removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth, root canal therapy prevents the infection from spreading to other teeth and the surrounding gums.
Restoration of Tooth Function: After the root canal procedure, a dental crown is usually placed on the treated tooth, restoring its strength and function.
How do you know if you need a root canal?
While not all cases of tooth pain require root canal therapy, several signs indicate that the procedure may be necessary:
Persistent Toothache: Severe, constant tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure, may indicate the need for a root canal.
Tooth Sensitivity: Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers even after the stimulus is removed can be a sign of tooth nerve involvement.
Swelling or Abscess: If you notice swelling or a pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth, it may indicate a dental infection.
Discoloration: Darkening or discoloration of the tooth may be a sign of internal damage.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, please call us today for a thorough assessment. We’re here to help you protect, support, and preserve your beautiful smile!
Contact Us About Root Canal Therapy Today!
- Remove pain and infection from a damaged tooth
- Experience a safe and effective procedure
- Prevent the spread of infection to nearby teeth
- Avoid tooth extraction
- Prioritize your oral health!