Root Canal Therapy is the treatment of an infected tooth- whereby the nerve inside the tooth is dying or has died. The infected and necrotic nerve tissue becomes inflamed and can cause the patient significant discomfort.
The discomfort associated with Root Canal Therapy typically only occurs at the first visit when the dentist begins the process of removing the infected tissue. However, these days there are numerous ways to significantly reduce (and in many cases almost eliminate) the discomfort that used to be associated with this procedure. At KB Village Dental in Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Dr Evan uses the latest technology to make your procedure as fast, easy and comfortable as possible!
Root Canal Therapy effectively removes the inflamed nerve tissue and infection, and then the tooth is medicated for a period of time. Following that, once the problem has been deemed successfully eliminated, a root filling is placed to seal the end of the root.
If you’ve been suffering with an infected tooth, you will quickly feel better after a Root Canal Therapy, and then a final restoration will be placed to restore your tooth’s ability to function like new again.
While some people think that removing the problematic tooth is a better solution, Dr Evan (and the dental profession at large) begs to differ. Removing a salvageable tooth can ultimately be more costly, causing functional problems which are generally not as easily fixed. Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime. Saving them wherever possible is our priority, and Root Canal Therapy is an important part of dentistry which has progressed and developed over the years with new equipment, techniques and products.
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