Root Canal Therapy
The dental pulp is the nerve in the center of a tooth. Other than providing hot and cold sensation, the dental pulp also nourishes the tooth and makes it less prone to fracture. In the event of trauma, deep restoration or large decay, the dental pulp may die or become irritated which forms a breeding ground for bacteria. This can cause extreme pain and sometimes abscess or swellings even before you realise there is a problem.
A root canal therapy (or nerve treatment) aims to eliminate the bacteria inside the canals of the problematic tooth that would otherwise needs removal. Depends on the nature of pain and progression of infection, the success rate of root canal therapy is somewhat between 80% to 95%.
Contact us on (02) 9158-6334 for an pain-relieve emergency appointment.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.