Endodontic Treatment

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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

Appointments

  • 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

Quick Tip

The more you rest your mouth and take care of your oral hygiene after treatment the faster you will recover

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