Root Canal Treatments
The most common cause for a toothache is decay. If the pain is very severe, it means the tooth is internally infected, which occurs when a cavity reaches the centre of the tooth called the pulp.
Root canal Treatment is also called endodontic treatment. It is beneficial for removing infected parts of the nerve inside the tooth. Without the damaged nerve the tooth can no longer feel the pain of the toothache. Root canal treatment also prevents the bacteria from spreading past the root apex into the jaw bone, which could cause abscess and dangerous infection.
Once the damaged nerve is removed, the tooth is sterilised. The dentist then fills the root canal with special thermoplastic guttapercha, and restores the tooth with a crown to fit the exact shape of the tooth.
Please note: ‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’