If you are suffering from a severe, persistent toothache, you may require a root canal treatment, the most common endodontic procedure and the most common option used to treat an infected tooth.
The dental pulp contains all the tooth’s blood vessels and nerve endings. It may become infected if bacteria can reach the central pulp chamber, perhaps through a large cavity or a crack caused by a traumatic injury.
Common symptoms of a dental pulp infection include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swelling. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek dental advice immediately to prevent your infection from worsening or spreading to the surrounding tissues of the gums and jaw.
Failing to treat a dental pulp infection may lead to tooth loss and long-lasting damage to your gums and jaw. Dr Amin offers several other endodontic treatments including re-root canal treatment, where the first root canal has failed, or apicectomy, a surgical procedure that eliminates the infection at its source.
All endodontic treatments are performed under local anaesthesia to keep you as comfortable as possible. You may feel mild discomfort following your treatment, which you can manage with over-the-counter painkillers.back to treatments