Saving damaged teeth
We will always endeavour to save your teeth rather than remove them because natural teeth are best. The loss of even one tooth can have a detrimental effect on your mouth and it is almost always more expensive to replace a lost tooth than to treat a damaged one.
One of the ways we can prevent the loss of a tooth is with root canal treatment. Treatment involves the removal of the irreversibly damaged pulp tissues from the centre of your tooth.
A root canal treated tooth can function normally and can be maintained with routine dental care and oral hygiene measures. We sometimes recommend that root filled teeth are further protected with a crown to protect them from further irreversible damage.
Root canal treatment procedures are comfortable and painless as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days. Taking over-the-counter painkillers can relieve this discomfort. However, if the pain persists and is severe, or a swelling occurs, you should contact us immediately.