Sometimes, a filling alone is not enough to repair a damaged tooth. This is especially the case when the damage, as a result of infection or injury, is extensive. In such cases, root canal treatment may be indicated.
Root canal therapy is crucial when pulp tissues within a tooth through injury or tooth decay gets contaminated with infection. Such an infection can cause excessive pain in your mouth or tooth as well as causing an abscess.
Root canal treatment does take longer to carry out than a filling, but the objective is to save a tooth that has gone through extensive infection or damage. Once complete, the procedure should eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by the infection.
Root canal therapy is usually successful. However, due to the nature of the treatment, the tooth is often fragile and vulnerable to fracture. Because of this, a root treated tooth often requires a protective restoration such as crown to protect and strengthen it.
If you’re experiencing toothache, then please don’t hesitate to call us to book an early consultation with the dentist.