Root Canal Treatment in Truro
Are you experiencing pain when chewing, a swollen jaw or cheek? This could be an indication of a root canal infection that requires treatment.
Understanding the root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is a crucial dental procedure aimed at addressing infections at the core of a tooth.
The process involves the careful removal of infected pulp, which consists of blood vessels and nerves, from the root canal. This not only halts the spread of infection but also preserves the tooth, eliminating the need for complete extraction.
The importance of a root canal treatment
The roots of your teeth intricately connect to the jawbone, and within these roots lies the dental pulp—a vital component that extends from the top to the bottom of the tooth, contributing to its overall health. However, when teeth sustain damage from factors such as decay, cracks, or trauma, bacteria can infiltrate the pulp, causing an infection.
Root canal treatment becomes essential to stop the progression of the infection and save the tooth.
Common causes for getting root canal treatment
- Tooth decay
- Cracked or damaged tooth
- Broken crown
- Cracked or loose fillings
- Gum disease
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Being aware of symptoms that may indicate a bacterial infection in the root canal is crucial. These symptoms include
- Pain during biting or chewing – Discomfort while eating may signal an underlying dental issue.
- Loosening of a tooth – A loose tooth can be indicative of infection affecting its stability.
- Swelling around the affected area – Inflammation and swelling in the jaw or cheek near the affected tooth are common signs of a problem.
- Discolouration of the tooth – A change in tooth colour, especially a darker shade, may signify damage and infection in the root canal.
Swift attention to these symptoms and seeking professional dental care is vital for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of root canal infections. Early intervention can prevent the spread of infection and preserve the health of your teeth.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult with our dentist promptly to discuss the best course of action for your oral health.
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