Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment and one of the most effective methods of saving a decaying tooth. Having this dental procedure will allow you to restore your daily activities such as painless chewing, biting normally, and making sure that your teeth are working properly and are protected for the future.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
When tooth damage impacts the soft dental pulp within the tooth, root canal therapy is often required. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp and bacteria from the pulp chamber in the tooth in order to save it. After the pulp is removed, the tooth is disinfected and sealed.
How does the process work?
Over time, root canal therapy has become a much safer, simpler, and less painless process. Below is the process
- Xray: If our dental clinic suspects that a root canal is necessary, we will take x-rays to gain a better understanding of the type of decay on the tooth and the extent of the damage.
- Anesthetic: A local anesthetic is required, if the procedure is going to go ahead.
- Procedure: During the root canal, any old fillings or decay are removed from the tooth. Then the tooth canal is smoothed and hollowed. Finally, we make an incision in the tooth and the infected pulp is taken out.
- Filling : Since the root of the tooth is now exposed, it is refilled to prevent bacteria from re-entering the tooth.
Why do I need Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are sometimes needed for a cracked tooth from injury or genetics, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling. Patients generally approach our dentists in Paramatta for root canal therapy when they notice certain symptoms.
What are the common symptoms?
Root canal indicates a damaged or infected tooth, common symptoms include severe tooth pain, swelling of the gums, decayed gums, chipped teeth, discolouration, and sensitivity to cold or hot substances.
Why Root Canal Therapy at Dental Avenue?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that can be performed by any dentist that is licensed in Australia. Dental services will refer cases to endodontists when there is a higher risk situation. We are happy to perform this procedure at our dental clinic in Paramatta so that you can receive treatment close to home.
What happens afterwards?
After receiving root canal therapy, it is even more important to maintain your oral health which includes visiting our dental clinic in Paramatta twice a year for check-ups and brushing your teeth twice daily.
The dentists at Dental Avenue are committed to providing you with the best outcome through their many years of experience of performing Root Canal Therapy.
Root canals don’t have to be traumatic, our dentists at the Parramatta dental clinic are equipped with the latest technology and know-how to help you make the best choice for your needs – speak to us today.