Root Canal Treatment (or Endodontics) is designed to save infected teeth from extraction.
The aim of Root Canal treatment is to conserve a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess and normal restorative procedures are no longer possible. At Distinctive Dental Care we do not believe in extraction unless it is the absolute last resort. We will ensure every possible step is taken to save the infected tooth and keep your natural teeth for life.
Symptoms which can indicate a Root Canal is necessary:
Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot and cold liquids
Tooth sensitivity to sweets
Tooth pain to biting pressure
Constant or intermittent tooth pain
Severe tooth pain
Throbbing tooth pain
Tooth pain that may occur in response to atmospheric pressure changes such as when flying or scuba diving
Tissue swelling of the face
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you do visit us as soon as possible for treatment to avoid any aggravated problems and to eliminate your pain as a sign of a more significant problem.