Root canal treatment

WHEN DO YOU NEED ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

There are many nerves and blood vessels called the ‘pulp’ inside each of your teeth. When a tooth is decayed or damaged, bacteria enter the tooth and cause infection, killing nerves and causing pain. Bacteria can also spread into surrounding gum tissues, causing abscesses, pain and swelling.

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root canal treatment

WHAT HAPPENS DURING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

Once a tooth is infected, the nerve must be removed. Root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthetic over several visits.

First, we make a small hole in the tooth, leading to the root canal. We gently remove infection using files and other tools until the tooth is clean.

Once the tooth’s infected pulp is removed, we file the root canal into a tapered shape and fill it with a latex derivative. The dead tooth remains in place but is no longer connected to the body’s blood supply, and the tooth would become dry and brittle in the future. To combat this, we fit the tooth with a crown to seal it and slow decay.

WE MAKE ROOT CANAL
TREATMENT EASY

Root canal treatment is a routine procedure for our experienced staff. We will make your treatment quick, with minimal discomfort. Our caring team will ensure local anaesthesia is properly applied, so you feel no more sensation than when you get a standard filling.

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Root canal treatments are recommended when bacteria attacks the pulp of your tooth and causes infection. Without treatment the infected pulp can abscess cause the following:
Swollen gum tissue
Pain when biting and chewing
Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks
Although many people find the prospect of this work alarming, modern endodontic treatments make it possible to clean up infected tooth pulp without causing you pain or even major discomfort.

this treatments typically take two treatments to complete. During the first appointment, your dentist will remove all infected material from the tooth and seal it with a temporary filling. When you return, the temporary filling is removed and replaced with a permanent one. Depending on the condition of the affected tooth, we may recommend that you protect it further with a crown.

Once the treatment area heals, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, limit your intake of sugary foods, and visit your dentist regularly. These measures keep you in a state of good dental health and lower the chances of additional work ever being necessary.

Experience a high standard of treatment

Moorebank
02 9601 5031

HOURS

Monday-Friday: 9am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm
After hours dentist available

95 Nuwarra Rd
Moorebank, NSW 2170

Prestons
02 9825 0807

HOURS

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
After hours dentist available

Shop 6 1975-1985
Camden Valley Way Prestons, 2170