Root Canal Treatment in Lower Hutt, NZ
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is the procedure for treating infections at the innermost part of the tooth, the root. The dentist or endodontist extracts the dental pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. After cleaning and disinfecting the hollow roots, the dentist packs them and seals them and then later covers the tooth with a crown.
The tooth may feel sensitive due to soft tissue inflammation if there was pain before the procedure. Pain medications will ease the discomfort until it heals following the procedure.
A root canal is advantageous since it not only ends the pain and stops infections but also allows you to retain the natural tooth rather than getting the tooth extracted.
Causes of tooth nerve or pulp infection may be deep decay or deep repeated dental procedures on a tooth. Ultimately, however, bacteria inside the mouth cause these infections.
Root canal treatment is required when the pulp is damaged. Some of the symptoms that the pulp is damaged include pain when eating or drinking cold or hot substances, pain while chewing or biting, a loose tooth, swelling of the gum near the affected tooth, and darkening of the tooth.