A Root canal is an attempt to save a tooth that is on the verge of dying. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees a root canal will be successful, as there is a high risk of the tooth dying.
Your natural teeth are very important. Even though modern day restorations are very effective, they will never be as good as the real thing. As soon as your start putting fillings, crowns etc in, they will always be considered a foreign entity to your body – so they will never compare to actual tooth structure.
At our practice we are strong believers of preserving healthy teeth for as long as possible. It is always our last resort to remove a tooth. We will never extract a healthy tooth.
A root canal is the process of going deep into a patients infected tooth and clearing out the debris and infection from the nerve of the tooth (the pulp). It is quite common for patients who have severe tooth ache, that they may need a root canal. Severe pain in a tooth can be a good indication that the nerve has become infected and it can be very tender and painful for the patient.
Severe tooth ache may not always require a root canal. But it is always recommended to attend regular checks ups as any potential problems can be spotted before they escalate. When you start to feel pain it is generally a sign that something may be required. Warning signs can occur before the pain, meaning they can be picked up by a dentist before you start to experience severe pain.
If you are in agony or think you may need a root canal, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your appointment!