Root canal treatment might be the most feared of the dental procedures. This reputation is really unfair, however, because root canals relieve pain rather than cause it. Not to mention that root canals are a tooth-saving procedure that can save you time and money over time.
Here are a few ways to determine if it’s time to seek root canal treatment in our Wooloowin, QLD dental clinic.
Pain or Sensitivity
Pain caused by a tooth infection can creep in slowly, may come and go or can feel pretty severe at times. Pain is an indication that you need professional treatment. Our caring, experienced and gentle team is here for you when you need us most.
Another common symptom includes sensitivity to heat.
Don’t wait for the pain to worsen. Let our team help you feel comfortable again.
Inflammation in Your Face, Neck or Jaw
Because infection is the reason for root canal therapy, you can expect that as infection progresses, swelling will occur. Swelling might be isolated to the gums around the infected tooth, but it can also spread to the jaw, face or neck as well.
Active infections anywhere within the body are cause for concern and can even put your life at risk if it travels from the tooth to the brain or heart.
We treat dental emergencies and invite you to contact us immediately if you are unsure if you need a root canal.
Discolouration of the Tooth
Bumping a tooth may damage the nerve and can lead to infection. Discolouration of a tooth often means that a root canal appointment is in your future. Tooth trauma also occurs from chronic bruxism (teeth grinding). If your tooth looks darker than all of the others, we invite you to book your root canal treatment in our Wooloowin dental surgery.