If your teeth feel sore and sensitive when you eat or drink, then you may have a pulp infection. This kind of infection can be incredibly painful. This can be caused by damage to the tooth, either through infection or injury. This kind of damage can lead to an infection of the nerves in the tooth and you may need an extraction.
An alternative to tooth extraction is root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment. This is the process of removing the infection, placing a custom tooth crown over the infected tooth. This treatment restores the tooth to its original strength and appearance.
Here are some tell-tale signs that you may need a root canal treatment:
- A loose tooth.
- Pus coming from the tooth
- A darkened or cracked tooth.
- Constant toothache and pain when eating that won’t subside.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink.
- Gum and cheek swelling
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, the experienced and friendly team at Goulburn Dental Care can help. Root Canal Therapy or Endodontic treatment is one of the most common dental procedures for adults and children. The team have many years of experience in performing this procedure and putting patients at ease throughout the entire process. Book an appointment today on (02) 4821 2531 .