Sometimes after trauma to a tooth through a knock or deep decay, the nerve (also called the pulp of the tooth) inside the tooth may become painful. If this happens, it is best to seek a professional opinion from a dentist who will ascertain if the tooth has an infection in the pulp. Like all infections in the body, they must be treated before they spread. The process of treating an infection in a tooth is called a Root Canal Treatment whereby the infected, dead/dying/necrotic tissue is removed from the inside of the tooth which is then disinfected. This empty space is then filled with a root filling material, thus saving the tooth for continued chewing function. At Pennant Hills Dental Centre we have the latest in Endodontic (root canal) treatment technology available and our experienced dentists can assess your tooth for your individual treatment needs. Once the treatment has been completed, we add a dental crown to the tooth to ensure that the strength of the tooth is maintained for many years to come, leaving you with a healthy, natural smile.
If you’d like more information if and how root canal therapy can help you, or need to book an appointment, contact our team and they will be happy to assist you.