Root Canal Therapy

Those who suffer from an infected tooth typically experience spontaneous throbbing pain, severe tooth sensitivity, swollen gums or abscess. Pain usually worsens when pressure is applied, such as biting down. Left untreated, an abscessed tooth can become a serious, life-threatening issue due to the risk of spreading infection.

Saving a tooth  by performing the Root Canal Therapy, also known as Endodontic therapy, is always preferable, as an artificial tooth requires a more involved dental procedure to be undertaken. Endodontic therapy is highly successful, and your dentist will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the procedure before proceeding. 

The Root Canal treatment  Procedure

Firstly, a radiograph will be taken to ascertain the shape of the root canals and the presence of any infection around the tooth. A local anesthetic will then be administered, so the whole procedure is going to be run smoothly without experiencing any pain.  To prevent saliva contamination, a rubber dam will be placed over the tooth. To  reach the tooth nerve, also called dental pulp, an opening through the tooth is made with a dental drill.

 The canals will then be cleaned, shaped and disinfected thoroughly. Finally, to prevent further infections a filling will be placed inside the canal and a filling on the crown to restore the appearance and function of the tooth. 

 

Book an Appointment for Root Canal Therapy in Sydney Today

It is important that root canal therapy is commenced as early as possible to prevent the spread of infection. If you are concerned about inflammation or infection in the roots of your teeth, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Rose dental today by calling (02) 8056 1445, or book online. We look forward to seeing you at our Five Dock dental clinic soon. 

What is Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a procedure that precedes affixation of a dental implant. Usually, the procedure begins with the intravenous application of anaesthetic to the gum tissue surrounding the tooth. The dentist will then use high quality dental equipment to scrape away rotting areas of the tooth. Root canals are not dangerous, however they are minimally invasive procedures. Patients will not be able to eat for a few hours after their root canal has been completed.