5 Signs You May Need A Root Canal

Have you been experiencing severe tooth pain or do you have an overly sensitive tooth that’s too tender to touch? Believe it or not, you may require root canal treatment!

Root canal treatment is needed when the soft tissue inside your tooth, called the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed. The pulp of a tooth contains nerves and blood vessels, which result in extreme discomfort and can distort the tooth’s appearance if left unattended for an extended period.

Wondering if you fall into this category? While there’s a long list of symptoms, the most common indications that you may require a root canal, in addition to general pain and discomfort, include:

  • sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • discolouration of the tooth
  • swelling
  • a tender tooth
  • swollen and tender gums

An inflamed or infected pulp can be caused by a cracked or chipped tooth, decay or as a result of numerous dental procedures having been carried out on the tooth. If left untreated, it can cause significant discomfort and lead to future problems and result in you losing your tooth.  Root canal treatment is a vital procedure and if detected early, can save your natural tooth.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Skye Dental is here to help – we provide gentle and premium quality root canal treatment in Brisbane, with the friendly service to match!

How can Skye Dental help me?

So, you’ve taken the brave step in contacting out friendly team. Our professional dentists will then examine the affected tooth and take x-rays to diagnose the cause of the problem. Once we establish a diagnosis, we work out a treatment plan to resolve your problem.

During a root canal procedure at Skye Dental, we will remove the inflamed or infected pulp. Clean out the inside of the tooth and then fill it in so that it is not left exposed which often leads to bacteria build up. Once we perform a deep clean, we will seal it off or cap it with a crown. A root canal procedure could occur over a few visits – this is for your maximum comfort.

But aren’t Root Canals expensive?

People are often worried that a quality root canal treatment in Brisbane is costly and very painful. At Skye Dental, we feel that everyone should be entitled to quality dental care regardless of their bank account. It’s for this reason that we offer patients MiFund Payment Options, which allows you greater flexibility when it comes to paying for treatments. Talk to us today to find out more about our MiFund Payment Options!

How do I avoid needing a Root Canal?

It’s important to get into the habit of practicing oral hygiene and being aware of any early symptoms that may indicate something isn’t quite right. Here’s our 4 simple tips for avoiding a root canal?

  1. Practice good oral hygiene – yes, brush your teeth twice daily at morning and night and floss at least once. This is the best preventative action you can take!
  2. Visit us at Skye Dental every 6-months for you check-up and clean – during this time we can identify problems before it’s too late
  3. Eat less sugary foods – yes, we like snacking too, but only in moderation –so next time you snack, think of about your teeth
  4. Chewing on hard foods can lead to chips and cracks in your teeth which can expose the inside of your tooth leading to root problems

Skye Dental provide quality root canal treatment in Brisbane and are able to assist you from the initial stage of your diagnosis all the way through to your recovery process. If you are due for your next dental check-up or have any concerns, be sure to get in touch with our friendly team today on  07 3823 1896 to book your next appointment.

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