Root Canals from your Surrey Dental Practice
In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you would most likely lose that tooth. Today, with a unique dental treatment called root canal treatment, your tooth can easily be conserved.
A tooth’s nerve is not necessary to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has broken through the gum line. The only function it offers is a sensory one—to offer the feeling of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will certainly not affect the daily functioning of the tooth. When a tooth is broken or has a deep tooth cavity, bacteria can go into the pulp tissue and germs can trigger an infection inside the tooth. Without the proper treatment, your tooth might have to be removed, this is where a root canal from our Surrey dental practice comes in.
Teeth that need root canal treatment are not always in agonizing pain, although it can be one of the symptoms. Common signs you may need a root canal include extreme toothache, pain upon chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity or discomfort in response to hot and cold temperatures, a dark staining of the tooth, and/or swelling and inflammation in the neighbouring gums.
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, contact our Surrey dentist immediately. Throughout a root canal treatment, your Fleetwood dentist gets rid of the afflicted tissue. If your tooth had extensive decay, we may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and secure the tooth from damage. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and examinations, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.