At Family Dental Centre, we wholeheartedly believe that it is far better to save and treat a tooth where possible than to remove it. Thanks to endodontic treatments, extracting a tooth is no longer your only option in such cases.
Endodontics is more commonly known as 'root canal therapy' - the treatment of disease or infection found inside the tooth. It is used to salvage seriously infected teeth which would otherwise have required extracting.
Some symptoms which may highlight the need for endodontic treatment include:
- Serious levels of tooth decay or an injury that causes an abscess or infection in the bone
- The development of sensitivity when hot and cold food or drinks are consumed
- Spontaneous pain or throbbing when biting
If you are experiencing any of the above issues, we strongly recommend you schedule a consultation with our friendly team today. If your tooth does require an extraction, we may be able treat is using endodontics and save your valuable tooth!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.