Inside each healthy tooth lies its nerve and blood supply. When a tooth’s nerve is inflamed or infected, symptoms may include pain, sensitivity to hot or cold water, discolouration and swelling or soreness in the gums.
If left untreated, the nerve will die and become infected. Historically, the only treatment was extraction. Now the tooth can be saved with endodontic (root canal) treatment.
Root canal treatment involves removing infected tissue from within the tooth, thus saving the tooth and avoiding an extraction. Root canal treatment usually takes place over several appointments and the tooth may require a crown after completion.
For further information on restorative treatment like Root Canal Treatment or to book a consultation, contact us today at Family Dental Centre, by calling us on 08 9497 9700 or by using the contact form.