A root canal helps to alleviate the toothache associated with a dental infection, by removing the infected pulp and cleaning the inside of the tooth.
If you have an infected tooth, we can relieve any pain or discomfort by removing the infected pulp and cleaning the inside of the tooth. In some cases, a dental crown may be placed to restore the tooth’s strength and function. Having a root canal is a valuable alternative to an extraction, allowing you to retain your natural teeth and enjoy a pain-free, healthy smile.
Experiencing severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, gum swelling, or a persistent bad taste in your mouth? These signs may indicate the need for a root canal treatment.
We recommend coming in for a new patient exam if you experience any of these symptoms, early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing the spread of infection and ensuring the preservation of your natural tooth.
You book in for an exam, so the dentist can assess your oral health. If a root canal is required, at the next appointment, your dentist prepares the tooth and administers local anaesthesia to ensure a painless procedure.
Your dentist removes the infected or damaged pulp, cleans inside of the tooth, and then fills the canals with a sealing material to prevent further infection.
In some cases, a dental crown is placed on the treated tooth to restore its strength and function.
We then provide you with some post-care instructions, and care.
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What are the advantages of root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted. It’s always best to keep natural teeth whenever possible to save on replacing them. Having a missing tooth can cause other complications which we can avoid through a root canal.
A root canal treated tooth can function normally and can be maintained with routine dental care and oral hygiene measures.
Is root canal treatment painful?
Root canal treatment procedures are relatively comfortable and often painless as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This discomfort can be relieved by taking painkillers, available over the counter at the pharmacy.
How long does a root canal take?
The duration of a root canal procedure can vary depending on the tooth’s complexity, but it typically takes one to two appointments, each lasting around 1 to 2 hours.
What are the alternatives to a root canal?
The main alternative is tooth extraction, followed by gap replacement options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures. However, preserving your natural tooth through a root canal is often preferred.
How long does it take to recover from a root canal?
Recovery time can vary, but most people can resume normal activities the next day.