ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Root canal therapy is a routine dental procedure that repairs and saves a damaged or infected tooth from extraction. Root canal therapy has a bad reputation, but Alpha Health Clinic ensures the continuing benefits are worth the short-term pain and discomfort. Tooth pain is the most common symptom for those needing root canal therapy – ranging from mild to severe it can often get worse when biting down. Some people have sensitivity to certain foods and drinks, while gums can also become swollen at the problem site.
WHAT DOES ROOT CANAL THERAPY INVOLVE?
Root canal therapy replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp with a filling. Quite simply, tooth pulp is the most vital part of the tooth, comprising blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves. The procedure is also known as endodontic treatment. Once the pulp is removed, Alpha Health Clinic determines the therapy’s success and places a permanent porcelain crown on the tooth – sealing it and allowing you to function normally.
Patients can generally expect a functional tooth after the treatment and Alpha Health Clinic’s root canal therapy has a very high success rate. For your comfort, we offer follow-up appointments to ensure recovery is progressing as it should.
When you have root canal therapy at Alpha Health Clinic you will:
- Prevent getting a tooth extracted
- Relieve toothaches
- Avoid causing aesthetic damage
- Resume normal chewing action
- Safeguard other teeth from unnecessary wear or strain
- Enhance your overall health.
Root canal therapy is generally the last resort in saving a damaged or infected tooth from extraction.
Contact us today to book an appointment.