Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment helps relieve dental pain and save your teeth. One needs a root canal when there is an inflammation and infection in the roots of a tooth.
During the procedure, your endodontist, who specialises in these treatments, removes the pulp of the tooth, cleans and files the root canals, and fills the space left after the tooth preparation.
Indications for Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is performed when the dental pulp and nerve have become inflamed or infected.
Some of the main causes of dental infection include serious decay, damaged teeth, injury, or a poorly placed dental crown or filling.
Infection in the root canal can result in:
- Redness and inflammation in the face, neck, or head
- Recessive bone loss around the affected tooth root
- Drainage problems may spread from the root, forming a hole on the side of the tooth, draining to the gums or through the cheek with a drainage to the skin
- Continuous pain in the affected tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
- Discoloured tooth after an injury
- Swollen face
- Painful gums when chewing
The Root Canal Treatment Procedure
The first step is undergoing an X-ray to determine the condition of the root canals and spot if there are any signs of infection around the root.
Your Kellyville Ridge dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth.
Anaesthetics may not be needed since the nerve is already dead, but most dentists still numb the area to keep the patient relaxed.
Next, the tooth will be drilled, removing the infected pulp, nerve tissues, and other tooth structures. Water is used to flush out the debris.
After cleaning, the tooth is filled. You can have your tooth sealed afterwards, but you can also leave it as it is. Some dentists wait for a few days before sealing the tooth, while others don’t.
The last step is restoration. Dental restorations need to be placed to protect your tooth, prevent them from breaking, and for rehabilitation. Your Kellyville Ridge dentist will discuss with you the need for any additional dental work.
Root Canal Treatment at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
At Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we are dedicated to providing you with safe and effective root canal treatments with the help of regular check-ups and proper oral hygiene tips provided in our office.
General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)
*for new patients only
No Health Fund? No Problem!
$199 General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment
*for new patients only
We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is root canal treatment pain-free?
With the latest methods and anaesthetics, many patients report that they stay entirely calm during the process.
Do I need to undergo a root canal treatment if the tooth doesn't hurt?
How long does a root canal procedure last?
The treatment can often be finished in just one visit. At times, a follow-up appointment may be required.
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