Why do you Need a Root Canal Treatment?
The pulp of the tooth compromises of blood vessels and nerves, which helps with sensory and nutrition for the tooth. The pulp is enclosed within the pulp chamber and exits the tooth via the root tip.
When healthy, we don’t even notice anything going on in the pulp. But we all know how much it can hurt when a tooth is in pain. This is largely due to tooth decay, which carry bacteria, that has reached the pulp. Once there, the bacteria causes the body to fight back by way of inflammation. Inflammation causes swelling, but unlike other areas of the body, the pulp is surrounded by a hard outer layer. This causes the pressure on the nerves and, hence, why we get severe pain.
When the pulp dies it is an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria to thrive. Complications of leaving it untreated vary, but symptoms can include throbbing pain, discomfort chewing, sensitivity to cold or hot and pus build up. Unfortunately, we cannot simply treat this with antibiotics and either have to extract the tooth or perform a root canal treatment.
Call your local family dental clinic today
The experienced team at Real Dentistry are happy to discuss your dental concerns and recommend the ideal treatment for your situation and budget. The options available to patients are now safer, easier, and more effective than ever – we can create natural and aesthetically pleasing solutions to your damaged or broken teeth.
If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, call 04 387 9392 to book an appointment to see one of our caring dentists.