Root Canal Treatment Townsville

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Root canal Treatment in Townsville are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canal treatment removes the damaged part of the tooth and infected nerve tissue. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.

When is root canal treatment needed?

Root Canal (endodontics) is a recommended treatment to treat damaged teeth where the dental pulp, the inner layer of the tooth right near the root has become inflamed or infected. This can be caused by severe tooth decay or a deep crack or chip in the tooth that has been exposed to bacteria. 

Root Canal therapy involves drilling into the tooth to treat the infected area by cleaning and removing the damaged pulp and infected nerve tissues. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a dental cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function. This procedure is recommended for patients who wish to preserve as much of their natural tooth as possible rather than having to have a full extraction and restoration.

Common Symptoms of Root Canal Infection

A root canal infection is a serious condition that requires a professional diagnosis. The following symptoms may indicate a root canal infection:

  • Persistent toothache or dental pain 
  • Swelling or a pimple-like swelling near the tooth root
  • Pain / pressure when biting or chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Tenderness around teh teeth and in the gums
  • A foul taste in your mouth
  • Pus or swelling near the tooth root

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact our experienced Townsville dentists for a consultation. We will be able to evaluate your condition and determine whether you need a
root canal treatment in Townsville

Am I a candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

You could be a candidate for a root canal if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. A root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about root canal treatment and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience with Deeragun Dental.

Root Canal Treatment Townsville

What should I expect during my Root Canal Treatment in Townsville?

If you decide to undergo a root canal, the first step in your procedure will involve a local anaesthetic. Once your tooth root is numb, the diseased portion of your tooth pulp will be removed and potentially treated for bacterial infection. The tooth will then be sealed and filled before being restored with a crown if necessary.

Does Root Canal Treatment hurt?

No, patients should not feel pain while undertaking root canal therapy. Like all in-clinic dental procedures performed at our Townsville practice, numbing and sedation dentistry is used to ensure the patient’s experience is pain-free and comfortable as possible. 

During surgery including root canal, the dentist will also communcicate and check in with the patient to ensure they remain comfortale. After the procedure, the dentist in Townsville will provide after-care instructions on how to manage pain and soreness during healing. To learn more about the procedure and sedation, contact our team today or book a consultation.

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