Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal)
Commonly known as Root Canal Treatment, this is one of the most common dental procedures people know of. Times are changing and technology is making these treatments better, stronger and faster. This makes the idea of a root canal a lot less scary than it once was, and a lot more comfortable.
Today, Root Canal can be performed painlessly, with little time in the chair and minimum discomfort with greater levels of success.
You may need root canal if you have:
- A breakdown of a filling or crown
- A deep cavity
- Trauma happen to a tooth
- Gum diseases
- Cracks or chips in a tooth
- Extensive previous dental work
Symptoms your tooth might require a root canal:
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- Tooth deterioration
- Swelling or soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth
How it works
During the first appointment we will assess the tooth and take an x-ray to see what’s happening under the surface. We will make sure a root canal is the best treatment for that tooth and discuss your options with you.
When we start, a local anaesthetic is given and isolation for the tooth is placed. The dentist will reach the nerve using fine instruments and will clean the canals to remove all bacteria. An antibiotic is placed into the canals. During the second appointment the canals are cleaned again and a special filling material is placed to finish the root canal.
Virtual Consultation / Teledentistry
Looking for a virtual consult? Are you:
- Nervous about visiting the dentist?
- Short on time?
- Not feeling well?
- Unable to travel?
- Just want a second opinion?
Our teledentistry phone consults can help direct you on the best course of action for your dental needs, and could even save you from making a trip to see us.
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Send us a photo of your teeth with a description of what you’re hoping to achieve. Our team will reply with information to help you on the first exciting step of your journey to a brand new smile.
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