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A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed.
It’s a simple treatment can save your own natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges or dentures.
At the centre of your tooth is pulp(nerve). Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anaesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.
When your root canal therapy has been completed, the tooth needs a follow-up indirect restoration such as crown within a few weeks of completion. This is necessary to protect your tooth from crack or fracture. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.