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Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy Mt Druitt

Root canal therapy is designed to relieve pain and restore function to your tooth

At Prime Family Dental we use modern dentistry, thus root canal therapy is now usually no more painful than a routine filling treatment. Depending on the condition of your tooth and the size of the tooth, this treatment can be completed in two or three appointments

  • Deep decay (Can be seen on x-ray)
  • Repeated dental procedures on the tooth
  • A crack or chip in the tooth
  • An injury which causes no external damage.

If the inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can lead to an abscess forming at the root of your tooth. Which can cause facial swelling and severe pain.

 

 


 

How do you know if you need root canal therapy?

It is important to see your Dentist or Oral Health Therapist if you are suffering from any of these signs and symptoms you may need root canal therapy include

  • Pain
  • Prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Discolouration
  • Swollen gums

It is important to note that these are just some of the potential signs and symptoms; In some case you will have not symptoms at all, but this should not be mistaken that this tooth does not need any treatment.

How does root canal therapy save your tooth?

Root canal therapy removes the infected or inflamed pulp and cleans the inside of the root canal. Once this is done, the root canals are filled and sealed.

What Next?

Your next follow up appointments are when a dental crown will be placed on your tooth to protect and restore it to full function. Without a crown the tooth becomes very weak and more susceptible to fracturing or breaking.

 

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