Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Root Canal Cranbourne

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of the tooth, whose end result is the elimination of infection and protection of the tooth from future infection. The tooth is considered infected when you feel any one of any of the symptoms.

These symptoms are:

  • Pain when you eat or drink out things.
  • Constant pain like a dull ache. This is usually worse at night. This can be radiating.
  • Intermittent pain.
  • Pain on biting (because of decay. cracking. etc.)

This is usually caused by extensive tooth decay or existing large restorations. Traumatic incidents are also a fact(e.g. tooth breaks due to a blow).

To get your tooth out of pain ( clean the infection out of it) removal of the pulp tissue is needed. This is carried out by creating an access hole from the top of the tooth into the nerve(pulp) chamber at the dentists.

The infected pulp is removed from the root canals by a number of different high tech instruments .Once this is done the dentist fills the cavity with an inert material and seals up the opening. If enough of the tooth has been damaged, or removed as a result of treatment, a crown maybe required.