Naenae Dental Clinic Take the Pain Out of Root Canal Treatment

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 10:13PM
By Beckie Wright

For many people, the assumption is that root canal treatment is a painful, invasive procedure, but at Naenae Dental Clinic this doesn’t have to be the case.

Root canal treatment describes the procedure in which the inner part of an infected tooth is removed. Your root canals contain nerves and blood vessels which, due to many reasons such as cracks, decay or deep fillings, can become infected or inflamed. This results in severe pain, and removing the infected pulp is a common and standard procedure, and can leave you with a pain-free smile for the rest of your life.

It is important to talk to your dentist if you have any regular or overwhelming pain coming from your teeth. While tooth pain can be a symptom of a number of other issues, it is crucial to check that your teeth are okay. Common signs that you may be due for a root canal include lingering and debilitating tooth pain when eating, or when light pressure is put on the teeth, increased sensitivity to hot or cold stimuli, especially if the sensation lingers, inflammation of the gums around the tooth or significant tooth discoloration.

Not dealing with the infected pulp of your root can lead to complications. This can include an abscessed tooth, the death of the tooth itself, abscesses, or damage to the surrounding teeth and gum area. While all invasive procedures are associated with slight discomfort, Naenae Dental Clinic pride themselves in using modern techniques and strong anaesthetic to ensure your treatment is pain-free and comfortable. Some pain is normal following the completion of the treatment due to tissue inflammation. However, this is usually much less than the toothache itself and subsides within a few days.

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, get in touch with Naenae Dental Clinic today. As one of the leading Wellington dentists, they are experts at helping you achieve healthy teeth and gums, so for more information on  dental fillings, cad cam dentistry, tooth replacement and tooth restoration please go to .