Root Canal Procedures & Therapy in Tweed
At Tweed Dental Care our dentist offers root canal therapy to help save an infected tooth.
What is root canal therapy?
A root canal is a dental procedure, performed by our dentist, to remove the diseased pulp tissue from inside your infected tooth.
What should I expect during a root canal?
At Tweed Dental Care, we will begin by applying a local anaesthetic to the area surrounding the affected tooth. Next, we will proceed to remove the infected pulp from within the tooth. Once the infected pulp has been completely extracted, we fill in the hollow area with dental material. Often, we will place a crown over the tooth to provide additional strength and structure, as well as to protect from future damage.
When is a root canal recommended?
Your dentist may recommend a root canal if you have a tooth that has developed an infection of the soft inner tooth pulp , or will likely develop an infection in the pulp in the near future.
This type of infection cannot clear up naturally on its own and may lead to an abscess. A dental abscess can lead to negative impacts on your overall health. In some cases a dental abscess can lead to complications such as the loss of that tooth or even severe bone deterioration.
Root canal therapy can help to remove the infection from the tooth and prevent future infections from developing.