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.