Root canal treatment is as effective for pain relief as tooth extraction, with the greatest benefit being keeping the tooth. The treatment usually takes more than 1 visit, however, when properly done, a treated tooth will remain as healthy as the rest of the teeth, with a proper oral hygiene routine.
Root canal treatment involves removing the centre part of the tooth called pulp. A root canal is usually performed when the decay is so deep into the tooth that it touches the pulp. Root canal treatment is also effective for advanced gum disease and teeth damaged by trauma.
Symptoms for root canal problems include:
- Spontaneous pain
- Sensitive to cold/hot food and beverages
- Pain when chewing /biting
- Swelling or oozing of gum
We will make you comfortable throughout your treatment. A local anaesthetic will be used to ensure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort around the affected area during the procedure.
At Blackburn Clinic Dental Centre, we have a skilled team of dentists and endodontists – a dentist who specialises in root canal treatment – who perform root canal therapy to the highest standard. We use the latest technologies and equipment to make sure you get the best results and your tooth remains pain free and in place for many years to come.
If you’re suffering from the pain of an infected tooth, you may be in need of a root canal. Take the first step, and contact our friendly team to arrange a consultation.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek an opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.