It involves procedures relating to the interior of your tooth – the dental pulp – where the blood vessels and nerve endings of your teeth can be found.
When there has been a traumatic injury or a large cavity in your tooth, it can be easy for bacteria to reach the centre of it. Infection can cause you a severe toothache, and you may require a root canal treatment – a common endodontic treatment.
These are some of the common issues caused by an infected pulp:
Failing to treat infections can lead to severe damage to your gums and jaw and even result in tooth loss. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, you should seek immediate dental advice to prevent the infection from spreading.
We will administer local anaesthetics to keep you as comfortable as possible. The mild discomfort you may experience after your treatment can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers.