Plateau Dental Care

Root canal treatment

Everyone’s heard the phrase, “That was as much fun as a root canal” to describe an unpleasant experience. But what exactly is a root canal?

People who need a root canal or endodontic treatment have an infection in the soft dental pulp within the hard layers of their teeth. The space between these hard layers is called the root canal system. During endodontic treatment, we’ll remove the infected or dead pulp and clean the root canals, then fill them to prevent any more infection.

Symptoms which can indicate a Root Canal are usually:

  • Sensitivity to cold or hot liquids or sweets
  • Pain to biting pressure
  • Constant or intermittent tooth pain
  • Severe throbbing tooth pain
  • Tissue swelling of the face

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, we recommend that you visit us as soon as possible for treatment.