What we treat
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
– sharp and prolonged pain brought on by hot or cold food and bevereges
– sudden pain, especially at night, which spreads into your cheeks – almost unaffected by painkillers
– intermittent sharp pains
– pain caused by chewing
– your tooth appears longer
– your tooth becomes discoloured
you may have dental pulp inflamation and we recommend you book an immediate appointment with a qualified dentist.
Who treats dental pain in our studio?
How we treat dental pain
The main treatment intervention is root canal treatment. This consists of the removal of the inflamed, infected, or in extreme cases, already dead dental nerve from within the roots of the teeth. To complete the treatment the root canal(s) are filled with a suitable material to seal the nerve chamber.
Sometimes a previous ineffective root canal treatment can fail to eliminate the infection within the canal. Such cases may present a wide range of symptoms: from discomfort during brushing or while chewing, to an extremely sharp pain, sometimes accompanied by a swelling of the gums or even of the face as a result of an abscess. In other cases there is almost no pain, however there may be localised swelling around the tooth resembling a boil which releases pus if pressed. In this case the recommended treatment is an endodontic retreatment, i.e. an additional root canal treatment to remove contaminated material from the canal which was previously inserted as a filling, and to check if there is any remaining bacterial infection.
To find out more
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the field which studies and treats diseases of the dental pulp (nerve) located within the tooth. The nerve may become infected as a result of bacteria located within the cavity or after a tooth has suffered a direct trauma. This results in a severe and ongoing inflammation (pulpitis) which causes the death of the nerve (pulp necrosis). If the tooth is left untreated, the infection leads to the buildup of pus between the bone and the gum (abscess). This infection can also drain into the oral cavity through an opening (fistula) and/or the loss of bone structure surrounding the root of the infected tooth (granuloma) which can be seen only using radiography. If left untreated, the infection can even spread to adjacent anatomical structures, such as the maxillary sinus, causing sinusitis (odontogenic sinusitis).