Dental pain can be caused by a wide range of factors, which include common ones like tooth decay or infection. If you experience dental pain from chewing or eating hot/cold foods, we encourage you to pay a visit to one of our dental clinics in order for it to be treated. Our clinics offer a variety of treatments for relieving dental pain.
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Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is concerned with repairing infected or badly-decayed tooth, by disinfecting the root canal and ensuring it is bacteria-free. For most, this treatment instills fear of tremendous pain and discomfort. However, one should know that the treatment itself is painless, and the source of pain is from the infection of the tooth itself. Local anaesthesia is usually applied to numb the surrounding area.
What exactly is a root canal?
Your teeth are no different from any other organs found in your body. They contain nerves and blood vessels, otherwise also known as the “pulp” at the centre of the tooth. The long canals within the tooth that encompasses the pulp are referred to as the root canals.
How is the treatment done?
The treatment consists of 2 stages:
Step 1: Cleaning and disinfecting of the canal (‘cleaning’ and ‘shaping’)
Step 2: Filling of canal with to prevent re-growth of bacteria (‘obturation’)
These 2 steps can be performed in a single or separate session, depending on the condition of the tooth. After the treatment is completed, the tooth is restored to its original shape by sealing off the canal with a filling or crown.
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment
Tooth sensitivity is a result of the exposure of ‘dentine’, the segment of the tooth that covers the nerve, either due to a recession of gums or erosion of enamel layer. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, pain will be felt in your teeth when there is a fluctuation in temperature, or when you consume acidic foods.
It is best to consult your dentist to understand the cause behind your tooth sensitivity and he/she will advise you on the kind of treatment you should go for depending on your condition.