Root Canal Treatment
This is needed when the nerve of the tooth is affected by decay or trauma in order to retain the tooth. The pulp (the living tissues) inside the tooth are removed and the space filled with special dental material which restores the tooth.
This can take one to two visits and involves isolating the tooth with a rubber sheet to prevent saliva and bacteria getting into the tooth. The inside of the tooth is cleaned, shaped and filled to restore to its natural form and function
Signs and symptoms that may need Root Canal Treatment
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache
- Pimple on gum
- Sometimes no symptoms