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Root Canals

Both Anterior and Posterior

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth's damaged or infected nerve with a special sealing material called Gutta Percha. Damage to the nerve may be caused by untreated dental decay, decay beneath a filling, tooth damage due to trauma, severe tooth grinding (bruxism) or gum disease. The procedure is known as endodontic treatment.

Symptoms of tooth nerve damage or disease. A diseased tooth nerve may cause inflammation or infection.

The symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth nerve may include:

  • Unprovoked or spontaneous pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Loosening of the tooth
  • Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
  • Facial swelling.

Sometimes, tooth nerves may become damaged or diseased without presenting any symptoms. In these cases, the problem is usually diagnosed by special tests or x-rays during a dental check-up or treatment for other dental concerns that can be done at our dental clinic.

Causes of tooth nerve damage or disease. There are many events that can lead to disease or damage to dental nerve.

Some of these include:

  • Deep-seated and untreated dental decay
  • Decay beneath a deep filling
  • Trauma that damages a tooth
  • Habitual tooth grinding (bruxism)
  • Advanced gum disease

Here at Ormond Dental, our modern Endodontic treatment protocols help ensure successful treatment in this respect.