ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
A Gentle Way to Soothe Your Pain and Save Your Smile
Are you experiencing a persistent toothache? Pain to hot and cold temperatures that seems to be getting worse and worse? Or perhaps a dull ache at night time which makes it difficult for you to fall asleep? These could be signs of an infection or damage to the pulp – the soft tissue inside your tooth containing nerves and blood vessels.
Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure that can alleviate pain and prevent the spread of infection in the tooth root. When there is an infection in the tooth root, it can lead to swelling and pain that can be debilitating. Without prompt treatment, the infection can spread and even lead to the loss of the tooth.
By undergoing root canal therapy, the infection inside the tooth root is carefully removed and a root filling is placed, helping you get rid of the infection and preventing its spread to other areas of the mouth. The tooth is then sealed and restored to its natural function, allowing you to continue using your original tooth and avoid the need for extraction.
In addition to saving your natural tooth, root canal therapy can alleviate pain and discomfort, reduce swelling, and help prevent the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
Signs You Might Need a Root Canal Treatment
Some common signs that may indicate the need for a root canal
While mild symptoms can be treated with preventive dental procedures to
stop the infection from getting worse, if the symptoms are severe, you
may need to undergo root canal therapy to remove the infected pulp and
save the rest of the tooth.
What to Expect with Root Canal Therapy at Whitehorse Dental
During your consultation, we will evaluate your condition and determine if root canal therapy is the most suitable treatment option for
you. If root canal therapy is recommended, our team will guide you through the process and ensure that you feel comfortable and
informed every step of the way.
Some Misconceptions About the Treatment
At Whitehorse Dental, we understand that the thought of undergoing root canal therapy can be intimidating. That is why we want to assure you that the procedure is designed to alleviate your pain, not cause more of it.
One of the biggest misconceptions about root canal therapy is that it is a painful procedure. Where in reality, when the affected area is numb, you can expect to feel little to no pain during the procedure. In fact, most patients report feeling immediate relief from the pain they were experiencing before the treatment.
While some patients may experience soreness or sensitivity in the treated tooth for a few days after the procedure, this is a normal part of the healing process and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Generally, it starts to feel much better after the initial four days and you can resume your normal activities without any problem
If you are experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Experience the Difference with Whitehorse Dental
At Whitehorse Dental, we believe every patient deserves personalised attention and care. That is why we offer a unique and advanced approach to root canal therapy, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible outcomes from their treatment.
One of the tools we use is operating loupes, which are specialised glasses that provide magnification of up to 3-5 times the actual size of the tooth. Operating loupes enable our dentists to identify any potential issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, allowing for more precise treatment and ensuring that they perform every aspect of the root canal therapy with the utmost care and accuracy.
In addition, we utilise the latest techniques, such as sonic irrigation to ensure that the medication used in root canal therapy reaches all areas of the tooth root to eliminate any infection present and promote the healing process, enabling you to reclaim your oral health to its full potential.
So if you have been silently suffering in pain, schedule a consultation with us. Our dentists will carefully assess the condition of your tooth to determine if root canal therapy is a viable solution for you.