Don’t allow fear of the dentist get the best of you.Here at Smile Perfection located in both Aspley, Bulimba and Chermside, we want you to have all the information you can get your hands on to help you feel comfortable prior to your root canal treatment. The following article covers all the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are commonly touched on during a root canal consultation.
What is root canal treatment?Starting from the basics, root canal treatment is needed when the dental pulp that makes up the nerves of the tooth become infected. This generally occurs when a tooth becomes decayed and it is the best way to save a tooth from falling out.
How do you know if you need root canal treatment?If one of your teeth has become decayed or damaged and is in need or root canal treatment, it is likely you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Your tooth feels loose
- Gums become infected or swell around the tooth
- Your face feels unusually tender or swollen
- You’re experiencing spontaneous spurts of pain