Root Canal Treatment Ipswich
One of the less-understood and feared procedures is Endodontic therapy, commonly known as a Root Canal. When you have a toothache, it may mean the nerve inside of the tooth is starting to die due to an infection or trauma, or if there is an infection outside the tooth (an abscess). Endodontic therapy removes the infection, stops the pain and also allows you to keep your tooth – so why is it so feared?
Sometimes infections can be tricky, as lots of pain and swelling can sometimes be hard to settle down. Usually not being completely numb is the main issue we hear related to previous bad experiences, so if the numbness isn’t effective initially we will give it time and can use other methods to help it settle. The most important things are your comfort during the procedure and to get you out of pain, so empathy and patience are usually all we need to make it more comfortable.
In a few cases, once the area is completely numb our patients have fallen asleep during the procedure – they’ve had a toothache all night, and when the pain is gone they can finally rest! By using very delicate techniques and an effective medicine inside the tooth, we can have the pain resolved quickly and you can start to eat and sleep again without a worry. The endodontic treatment takes a few visits, so once the pain has settled we need to go back in and fill the tooth to prevent future issues, and strengthen up the tooth.
Importantly, a sore or infected tooth can get worse, and potentially can be life-threatening. It is essential that you contact us if you are experiencing a toothache, and you can trust we will do everything we can to reduce and eliminate your pain, and keep you happy and healthy.