What has happened is that you might have had some decay, or a hole, and bacteria has been allowed to travel down through the enamel of your tooth, into the tooth’s nerve. This causes an inflammation at the bottom of your tooth and often leads to not only a bad tooth ache, but swelling of your face.
Why a root canal filling? Why not just pull it out, it hurts so badly? It is always better to keep a tooth than to pull it out. The loss of a tooth can cause more problems down the road. As we get older we need as many teeth as we have.
Will I feel pain during or after the procedure? Does it hurt? No. You will receive anaesthetic and if you have had a tooth ache it will feel much better straight away. Root canals for North Ryde and Macquarie Park are performed to relieve pain – not to cause more.
This is how a root canal is done:
To be able to save the tooth the dentist need to drill through the enamel. You will be given a local anaesthetic to take the pain away. Once the canal has been exposed, small files are used to clean the nerve material out. This means all feeling in the tooth will go away, and will alleviate your tooth ache. Once the canal has been cleaned out special material is put into the canal/canals, and then a filling is put on top.
Your North Ryde and Macquarie Park root canal will involve 2-3 visits, but we can assure you – they are entirely worth it. For more information, contact your friends at North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists today.
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North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists
285-297 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW Australia