Complete pain free root canal treatment Root canal treatment is carried out when the pulp (soft tissue inside a tooth) is either inflamed or dead. The pulp is a tissue made up of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels. The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the inflamed tissue or bacteria inside the root canal and thus allow the surrounding tissues to heal.

What are the symptoms that indicate the need for root canal therapy?

Symptom 1: Moderate to severe lingering toothache when having hot or cold foods.

Symptom 2: Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night.

Symptom 3: Pain when chewing or biting.

Symptom 4: Swelling on your gum which when pressed may release blood or pus.

Symptom 5: Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g. an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear!

Sometimes, however there may be no symptoms. If properly performed and under normal circumstances, a root canal treated tooth can last you a lifetime.

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