Nothing inspires more dread in patients than the words root canal, especially if you have heard horror stories from friends or relatives about the pain they experienced. That’s one of the main reasons why so many people are terrified of this procedure. But here at Urban Smiles Victoria, we’ve got you covered. We will help you dismiss those worries and rumours with our anti-anxiety techniques and technologies.
Modern advances in endodontics have ensured that any anxiety regarding root canal treatment is unfounded.
Root canal treatment in Victoria is a dental procedure where the tooth’s infected or damaged pulp is replaced with a filling. The pulp is the lifeline of the tooth as the tissue fibres, vessels, and nerves found in the central hollow of the tooth keep it alive. The process of replacing this infected or damaged pulp is called endodontic treatment as well.
If left untreated, the infections can cause abscesses to form in the bone surround the root, which can spread to other areas of the mouth and eventually to the rest of the body. To save your tooth, the dentist must remove the infected pulp, sterilize and seal the tooth off from further infection. The dentist will take an X-ray of the tooth to examine the problem and then determine the best course of action.
You may experience mild to moderate sensitivity in your tooth following a root canal treatment, and the best way to alleviate this discomfort is over-the-counter pain relievers. A crown may also be recommended to strengthen the tooth if it hasn’t been capped.
• Tooth pain when eating or when there is pressure on the area
• A small, pimple-like bump near the area of the pain on the gums
• Darkening of the tooth
• Swelling or tenderness
• Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Few dental-related terms conjure more fear than “root canal” but that doesn’t need to be the case. We are skilled in providing precise, comfortable root canals to alleviate the pain caused by extensive decay, trauma or gum disease. Successful root canal treatment minimizes the pain while preserving the original tooth.