at village dental & implant centre
When the nerve of a tooth dies, Endodontics (also known as Root Canal Therapy) can be a treatment option.
It enables you to keep your tooth instead of having it extracted. Often a toothache is a sign that the nerve of the tooth is infected, and can be diagnosed with an x-ray and some testing in the chair.
Symptoms may include sensitivity to heat, cold, pressure, pain, tooth discolouration and swelling in the gums around the tooth.
In most cases, root canal therapy is successful. To improve the chances of having successful root canal treatment, you should see a dentist if you have any of the above symptoms.
Root canal therapy takes more than one visit in which the infection is removed and the canal of the tooth is filled. Once the treatment is completed, the dentist may recommend that the tooth be crowned. A crown can be used to protect the treated tooth, restore normal function and restore appearance.
After your Appointment
Avoid overly hard or chewy foods for a few days after treatment
Keep up your oral hygiene routine at home
Reduce the amount of sugary food and drink you consume
Before your appointment
No special preparation needed.
What to Expect
Usually 2 to 3 appointments
At the consultation visit, your endodontist will examine your teeth and gums and take x-rays as required. Emergency treatment may be performed if you are in pain.
Subsequent visits will be for the treatment of the tooth.
Further appointments may be needed to complete the treatment procedures as well as to review the treatment.
How long it takes
The consultation will take around 30 minutes
Treatment appointments usually take 60-90 minutes
What we'll ask about
Your dental and medical history
Your regular oral care routine at home
The more you rest your mouth and take care of your oral hygiene after treatment the faster you will recover