ROOT CANAL THERAPY

YOU MAY NEED ROOT CANAL THERAPY IF YOU'RE SUFFERING FROM EXTREME TOOTH PAIN, A FRACTURE, OR ONGOING TOOTH DECAY

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Pain-Free Root Canal Therapy

If you’re suffering from extreme pain, your tooth may have been damaged by ongoing decay or a fracture – and a root canal may be your best course of treatment.

MK Dental specialises in pain-free root canal treatments designed to keep your teeth healthy and natural.


What Is a Root Canal?

In every tooth, there is a hollow area that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connected tissue – that’s the root canal.

The root canal contains nerves and pulp that keeps your tooth alive, but tooth decay, infections, and fractures can impact the root canal, causing the tooth to die.

Root canal therapy – also known as endodontic treatment – is used to save dead, dying, or inflamed teeth by cleaning where your nerve tissue once was, then creating a sterile seal that protects and saves the tooth.


Why Might I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Chips, cracks, and injuries can inflame teeth. Some of the most common causes include:

Trauma

A blow to the mouth or a sporting accident can break or damage teeth, harming the nerve and tooth pulp. This increases your risk of the tooth dying if it goes untreated.

Periodontal Disease

If your gums have swollen or receded, you have significant tooth decay, or suffer from advanced gum disease, your chances of root and nerve damage are significantly higher.

Infections

A deep cavity that goes untreated can lead to an infection or abscess – which can cause serious problems for the tooth and the surrounding tissue.


Common Symptoms of Dying Teeth

Many patients don’t realize they may be at risk of losing teeth. Some common symptoms include:

  • Sudden pain
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Pain caused by sugary, sweet foods
  • Tenderness when chewing or touching
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Swelling, draining, or tenderness in lymph nodes, gum tissue, and bone
  • Loose teeth
  • Pus around the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling

Common Symptoms of Dying Teeth

Many patients don’t realise they may be at risk of losing teeth. Some common symptoms include:

Spreading Infection

If you have an infected tooth, bacteria can multiply if unchecked. They can then spread to your bone, producing infected abscesses.

Loss of Bone

If your infected pulp spreads into your bone, your jawbone will shrink over time, making it difficult or impossible to safely replace any lost teeth in the future.

Lost Teeth

If untreated, your infected teeth may need to be removed and replaced, which affects your smile, your ability to eat, and requires costly surgery.


How Can Root Canal Therapy Be Painless?

The newest technology has made the root canal procedure simpler and more comfortable than ever before. MK Dental uses rotary endodontic motors to shape and clean out the root canal, as well as digital apex locators that precisely find your tooth roots.

If needed, however, we provide pain relief and sedation options to keep you comfortable before, during, and after treatment.


How Do I Get Root Canal Therapy?

Our dentists have many years of experience performing root canal therapy and are available to discuss your treatment options. 

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