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Root Canal Treatment in Ipswich

A root canal is a commonly used term for the main canals within the dentine of a tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp, a soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. In these cases, the only treatment that can save the tooth will be root canal treatment. This means removing the nerve from the root canal and filling the empty canal with a filling material to prevent the ingrowth of bacteria and reinfection.

The most common causes of pulp death are caries (holes) and tooth fractures that allow bacteria to enter the pulp, which can cause an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, an abscess will form and cause damage to the bone around the teeth. If this process is irreversible, endodontic treatment is advised in most cases, and you should see your dentist for an assessment, advice, and subsequent treatment.

With the correct care, you could save your tooth and your smile! With proper maintenance and aftercare, your restored tooth has the potential to last a lifetime.

Regular check-ups are necessary. Call our Ipswich team today to book your appointment.

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