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Root Canal Therapy

13. 01. 18
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If you’re about to have your first root canal treatment, you might be feeling very apprehensive about the whole thing, especially with all the stories floating around about root canal treatment. Well don’t worry, at Rainbow Dental our gentle doctors will treat you with utmost care and detail.

Endodontic treatment (“endo”–inside; “dontia”– tooth), commonly known as root canal treatment, is needed when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The causes could be deep tooth decay, repeated dental procedures on one tooth (replacing a large filling with recurrent decay, for example), or traumatic damage such as a crack, chip or even a root fracture. Gum disease can also give rise to root canal problems necessitating root canal treatment.

Any of these problems can result in acute inflammation of the pulp, which causes swelling and pressure inside the tooth, leading to tooth pain and, eventually, irreversible damage to the pulp. Once the pulp dies, the pain may subside initially, only to return as an acute (painful) infection spreading into the periapical tissues (“peri” – around; “apex” – end), particularly the bone. It could also become a chronic (long-standing) infection with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.

Whatever the cause of your tooth ache or pulpal disease, root canal treatment may be recommended to save the tooth and save you money!

If you think you have a pulpal disease, visit us today for your endodontic treatment. Better still, come in for a comprehensive dental examination to avoid extensive dental work in the future.