Root Canal Pain Relief in Ramsgate, NSW
Root canal therapy, also called endodontics, treats disorders of the nerve (also called the pulp) of the tooth. The procedure has an undeserved reputation for being a painful one, but it usually a throbbing toothache that alerts people the presence of an infection in the tooth root. The root canal itself will usually relieve the pain of toothache—and enable the tooth to be saved from extraction.
If you need a root canal treatment and put it off, the infection can spread to adjacent teeth and lead to a more serious dental emergency and possibly tooth loss.
Our compassionate dentist in Dolls point provides a gentle approach to root canal therapy that our dental patients appreciate. His goal is to save your smile—and ease your pain.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is thusly named because it refers to the part of your tooth’s anatomy the procedure treats. The root canals of the tooth are where the nerves of the teeth connect to the rest of the nervous system. If decay or trauma allows bacteria to get into the tooth root, the material inside can become infected. The result is usually pain, swelling and sensitivity.
When performing a root canal in Ramsgate, Dr Ayar will numb the area, so you remain comfortable during treatment. He will create a tiny hole in the affected tooth through which he will draw out the infected material. After the area is sanitised, he will fill the canal and seal it to prevent reinfection. In most cases, the now-weakened tooth structure will be strengthened with a dental crown.
Sometimes we can identify an infection that is developing before you feel any pain. This is one of the reasons we emphasise preventive check-ups and diagnostic x-rays regularly.
When Are Root Canals Necessary?
Often the first sign that there is an infection in the tooth root is a toothache that might start out mildly uncomfortable but which quickly becomes unbearable. Other symptoms include:
- Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that develops quickly
- Swollen and red-coloured gums near the site
- A raised white-coloured bump on your gums near the affected area
- A foul odour or taste in your mouth that doesn’t go away, even after brushing
If you notice any of these symptoms, you may need a root canal at our dental clinic. We urge you not to put off seeking treatment. Doing so can risk the spread of infection to your healthy teeth and could even result in tooth loss.
It is worth mentioning here that infection can develop with no noticeable symptoms; that’s why we place such a high emphasis on the importance of routine check-ups every six months so we can detect potential infection before it becomes painful.
Schedule an Exam with Our Dentists in Ramsgate, NSW!
If you are experiencing the pain of toothache or are showing other signs of a tooth infection, we welcome your call to Ayar Dental at (02) 9529 5278 to schedule an examination with one of our dentists.
Ayar Dental is located at Suite 6 Ramsgate Beach Plaza, 191-201 Ramsgate Road in Ramsgate Beach, NSW 2217. Our dentists serve patients in the Southern Sydney areas including Ramsgate, Sans Souci, Dolls Point, Kogarah, Monterey, and beyond! We look forward to working with you.