Do you have serious pain when eating or when you put pressure on the area?
Are you experiencing tenderness in the gums?
Do you have a loose tooth?
Are your teeth sensitive to hot or cold?
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp has been damaged by a bacterial infection. The dental pulp is the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth.
The pain you experience may fade as the infection progresses, but it doesn’t mean the tooth is healed. It means the infection has in fact spread through the root canal system.
Leaving the infected tooth untreated can make it worse. The canal treatment involves removing the bacteria or removing the tooth itself. It’s not a painful procedure as local anaesthetic will be given to numb the area. It usually takes at least two visits to complete the treatment.
After the treatment is complete, your tooth may be sensitive for a few days, but it shouldn’t be painful. Your dentist will give you all the information you need regarding the treatment, and they’ll accurately assess how badly your tooth is infected.
We have a friendly and experienced team of dentists. If you believe you may require root canal treatment, please contact Pure Smiles Fulham to schedule a consultation.
Call us on 020 7736 6276. Alternatively, why not ask a question (form in the right hand column). Or, book an appointment here.