Root Canal Therapy

If you have a tooth abscess, it can be extremely painful or in some circumstances, it might not hurt at all. Whether you have pain or not, though, it’s important to seek treatment for a tooth abscess immediately. 

This is because not getting the treatment you need for a tooth abscess can have serious consequences. An untreated tooth abscess that does not drain into the mouth could spread internally to surrounding tissues and, in severe cases, it can spread to the rest of the body and affect vital organs such as the heart. This can cause symptoms such as fever and nausea, and if it is not treated, extreme cases may lead to hospitalization or even result in death. 

Diagnosing and treating a tooth abscess early can help to prevent further complications.

What should I expect during root canal therapy?

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy isn't painful. It's often the infection that comes before the root canal that causes the most discomfort.

Here's what to expect if you need root canal therapy:

  • 1First, you will have antibiotics for several days to treat the infection so that the tooth can then be properly anaesthetized for treatment.
  • 2During the root canal, the infection, as well as all the nerve and blood supply inside the tooth, will be removed.
  • 3A filling material will then be placed to fill the tooth canal.
  • 4After the root canal, the tooth can become brittle and susceptible to breaking, so a crown should be placed to protect the tooth and make it strong again.

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