Having a toothache can be one of the worst pains imaginable. And leaving it too long only means the pain can become unbearable. So why does tooth pain occur?
The pulp inside your tooth is the tooth’s alarm system. When something goes wrong, such as decay or trauma, the pulp sends out a warning, which you experience as intense pain.
Dental pulp is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that provides the tooth with nutrients for keeping the tooth alive, healthy, and functioning. As soon as the tooth has fully matured, it no longer needs the pulp to survive.
That means a tooth can function without pulp.
The tooth can get nutrients from surrounding tissue. That’s why the pulp can be removed without causing harm to the infected tooth. This is known as root canal treatment.
During treatment, Somerset Dental Care remove the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth are cleaned and filled. Once we have cleaned and sealed your tooth, we recommend to protect your tooth with a crown, keeping your tooth in place long term.
Root canal treatment requires three to four appointments, and sometimes if there are many roots to the tooth, you may be referred to an Endodontist, a specialist in root canal therapy.
If you’ve got a terrible toothache, then don’t leave it too long, call Somerset Dental Care on 1300 707 046 and make an appointment today.
Has your dentist told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a pretty common procedure.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that restores and lengthens the life of a tooth by removing damaged tissue from inside the root canals.
When you start treatment, your dentist will remove decay from your tooth, and start root canal treatment, removing the infected or damaged pulp via a small access hole.
The root canal is cleaned, disinfected and sealed with a filling so that it doesn’t get reinfected.
If you face having to undergo root canal treatment, often your dentist will recommend one of two choices: root canal treatment, or tooth extraction.
Understanding your choices and their impact on your future dental health and lifestyle is important. Read on to learn why nothing is as good as your natural tooth, and for simple tips on taking care of your whole mouth health…
With advances in dentistry coming so far, we look at three of the newer dental care procedures and techniques that Somerset Dental Care have brought into our practice.
Composite Fillings are the new ‘white’ or ‘tooth-coloured’ fillings that have replaced older silver/metal (amalgam) fillings. These fillings are preferred to alternative filling materials due to their more natural appearance, and can be altered to be a near-identical shade of your teeth.
Composite fillings are made of resin. They are strong, durable, and reasonably priced. They also bond or glue to the cavity, which strengthens the tooth and insulates the tooth from extreme temperature changes.
Invisalign is a nearly invisible braces treatment that features removable aligners that you can take off when necessary. Each aligner is individually made for you. The aligners are changed every two weeks to move your teeth gradually and comfortably, therefore minimising pain. There are many braces options available but none as comfortable or as flexible as Invisalign.
Invisalign is perfect for…
- Overcrowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
Invisalign is the popular choice among adults who want to completely transform their smile. This feature makes Invisalign very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but best of all – will give an end result of straight teeth.
Endodontic Treatment, more commonly known as root canal treatment, fixes problems in the tooth’s soft core, or dental pulp. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulp had to be extracted. Today, root canal treatment can save teeth with compromised or even dead pulp, which is the soft tissue in the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
The most common cause of dental pulp disease is a crack or a deep cavity in the tooth. Bacteria can get inside the tooth through these cracks or cavities, causing the dental pulp to become infected. Pus from the infection can build up at the root tip of the tooth forming a ‘pus-pocket’, or an abscess, inside the jawbone. If an abscess is left untreated, it can damage the jaw and cause serious complications such as septicaemia.
Treatment can require up to three appointments. During treatment, we remove the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth are cleaned and filled. Sometimes, if there are many roots to the tooth, we might refer you to an endodontist, a specialist in root canal therapy.
Speak to the expert and friendly team at Somerset Dental 1300 707 046 today for advice on what treatment is best for you to deliver that perfect smile.
Root canal therapy is recommended and necessary when a tooth becomes irreversibly damaged, often from a deep cavity, cracked tooth, or a severe tooth injury.
Endodontic treatment, the procedural name for root canal treatment, fixes problems in the tooth’s soft core or dental pulp. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulp had to be extracted. Today, root canal treatment can save teeth with compromised or even dead pulp.
Root canal therapy is a process in which a tooth’s pulp is removed when it gets perished. Pulp is a small thread like tissue in the centre of the tooth. Once it gets damaged the dentists removes the remaining space and later clean it, shape it and filled it.
Treatment may require up to three appointments. During treatment, we remove the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth are cleaned and filled. Sometimes, if there are many roots to the tooth, we might refer you to an endodontist, a specialist in root canal therapy.
To keep the tooth protected, fitting a crown over it is really necessary. With this treatment our dentists can save your tooth which was not possible in earlier times.
If you are concerned about the health of your teeth, our friendly Narellan dentists are available 6 days a week – Monday through Saturday – with quick appointments available for patients with severe tooth pain or problems.
Contact our dental clinic in Narellan on 02 4648 0909.