Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

The main purpose of root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) is to save a tooth that has been damaged badly due to decay, disease or injury.

Symptoms of damage:

A diseased tooth may cause inflammation or infection.

The symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth may include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Loosening of the tooth
  • Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
  • Oozing of pus surrounding the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling

Sometimes, a tooth may become damaged or diseased without presenting any symptoms. In these cases, the problem is usually diagnosed by x-rays during a dental assessment or treatment for other dental concerns.

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms described above, or if it’s been a while since your last dental assessment, contact our friendly team at The Dental Practice in Bathurst to arrange a consultation.