Root Canal Treatment
Modern root canal treatment has made the procedure far more efficient, comfortable and successful. At Randwick Dental Care, our dentists use the latest rotary instruments to improve the entire root canal process for our patients.
For many years, root canals were associated with lengthy, painful treatments. Root canal therapy actually relieves, rather than causes, pain and is a tooth-saving procedure to avoid extraction.
Symptoms Indicating the Need for Root Canal Treatment
Signs of an infection can vary vastly from one person to the next, but many of the most common symptoms are:
- Pain and pressure
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Discolouration of tooth
- A small lesion on the gums
- Throbbing that worsens when lying down
- Swelling of gums, face, jaw or neck
Additionally, having an active infection anywhere in the body puts your overall health at risk. In some cases, the infection can impact the heart or brain and cause serious medical complications.
Tooth-Saving Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment eliminates the infection and promotes healing. Root canals are designed to save teeth from extraction and are a more conservative approach than extracting and replacing a missing tooth.
One of our experienced dentists, Dr Darren Scott, Dr Alexander Zogheb, Dr Cristina Lawrence, Dr Sean Dersch or Dr Brendan Scott, will ensure that you feel completely comfortable before beginning any procedure.
They then will make a small access to the tooth to remove infection and bacteria before placing medication to assist with healing. We will fill the canal and seal the tooth to keep out bacteria and food.
Your body’s natural healing process will take over, and we will follow up your treatment to ensure that the tooth heals properly.
Protecting Your Root Canal Tooth
Because we have removed the blood supply and nerve, the tooth will become more brittle and could break more easily. We often recommend a dental crown to stabilise and protect the tooth and cover any discolouration.
Root canal treatment can add years of function and maintain the beauty of your smile.
A Pain-Free Experience for Our Patients
We understand that anxiety can accompany dental procedures, especially those that have painful symptoms. We are here to reassure you that your comfort is our number one priority, and we will never begin treatment before ensuring that your tooth is completely anaesthetised throughout. You will likely feel a dramatic improvement in your symptoms immediately.
We Welcome You to Get in Touch
Don’t postpone treatment or wait for tooth pain to worsen into a dental emergency. We welcome you to get in touch right away so that we can help you feel better again quickly. Our Randwick dental practice helps our patients avoid dental emergencies by providing personalised preventative dentistry.