Root canal treatment (RCT)
Our teeth can sometimes deteriorate below the surface and this can cause infections beyond the reach of standard dental hygiene and care. When infection strikes at the nerve of a tooth, it can be very painful and can even lead to tooth removal if not treated quickly.
If the dental pulp at the interior of a tooth is injured or infected, this may manifest as severe tooth ache, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages, pain to the touch, swelling of the jaw and face, tenderness when eating and discolouration of the tooth.
Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment as it is commonly known, is very effective at addressing such issues and, if treated in a timely manner, can help to keep the tooth in place.
During a root canal treatment, the dentist removes the infected pulp. The root canal is cleaned and sealed to prevent any bacteria from entering the region. Root canal treatment may take several appointments depending on how advanced the infection inside the tooth has become and how complex a treatment is needed to repair and retain the tooth. Book a consultation today if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms.