Root Canal Melbourne
Do you have an infected tooth? Treat it before it’s too late!
A tooth becomes infected when bacteria spreads to the nerve chamber in the roots of the tooth (root canals). If left untreated, the infection can lead to an abscess that may be life threatening. The most common causes of tooth infection are cracks, large decays or deep fillings, and dental trauma.
In the past, the only option for treating an infected tooth was extraction, not an ideal solution for long-term oral health. With root canal treatment extraction is no longer necessary. Most infected teeth can be treated easily and successfully by removing the infected nerve and sealing the nerve canals permanently to prevent the growth of bacteria within the tooth.
Symptoms of an infected nerve
Understanding the tell-tale signs of infected root canals is very important as this condition can be potentially debilitating. Some of the symptoms include:
- Extreme toothache
- Intense sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks
- Facial swelling
- “Pimple” on the gum
- Loose tooth
- Pus and bad taste in the mouth
In some cases, slow-developing tooth infections do not show any symptoms at all. At The Point Dental, we look out for this type of silent infection during your routine check-up appointment.