ER Dental offers root canal treatment in our Tauranga clinic. Through the procedure, you can save your tooth from further damage and yourself from the discomfort it may cause. With our skilled and certified dentists, you will receive quality service in a warm and inviting environment. We have Dr. Imran Cassim, who qualified in South Africa as a specialist endotontis.
Dr. Imran travels often to deliver lectures. Therefore it is important to schedule visits in advance.
What is root canal and when does it need treatment?
Root canal is a small channel found inside a tooth. This canal contains the dental pulp, composed of blood vessels and nerves. If this dental pulp becomes infected or dies, it may develop abscess and cause toothache. In the past, this problem was traditionally solved by extracting the tooth, but now, root canal treatment is performed to save the tooth.
The major causes of disease in the dental pulp are:
- Tooth decay
- Deep cavities
- Tooth fracture, crack or chip
- Extreme wear
However, there are cases where there is no apparent cause.
Some signs that you need a root canal treatment are:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks
- Tooth discolouration
- Swelling of gums surrounding the tooth
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, it is best to consult with one of our professionals here at ER Dental. Contact us to set an appointment.