When holes or cracks progress, they can reach “the nerve”. The nerve is located in the centre of a tooth and acts as the heart of the tooth, where the nerves and vessels exist. When this nerve becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause pain or irreversible damage that requires attention. “Root canal” is the process of cleaning and filling the nerve so that it no longer poses problems.
Occasionally no symptoms at all
Throbbing or dull toothache
Prolonged sensitivity to cold and heat
Tenderness or pain when chewing
Bad taste in your mouth
Generally 2 or 3 appointment are required to adequately complete a root canal to a high standard. The tooth will be numb before any procedure and therefore these appointments are usually pain free. Our dentists use the latest root canal technology throughout this process which have been shown to achieve the best results.
Reach out to the experts at Premier Dental Group to see if a root canal can help you.