Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is undertaken to relieve pain caused by an infected root and save your natural tooth from extraction.

What does Root Canal Therapy Involve?

Previously, if the nerve tissue of a tooth became infected, the whole tooth would have to be extracted, leading to future dental complications down the track. Nowadays, root canal therapy treats the infected tissue of the nerve (also known as the pulp) which can save the tooth from extraction. In order to do this your dentist will drill down through the tooth to the infected part of the roots which will be removed. The area will then be thoroughly cleaned to prevent further infection. Once this is complete a permanent seal in the form of a filling will be required to fill in the gap left by the removal of the pulp. In some rare cases a crown may also be required to restore total strength to your tooth.

Will Root Canal Therapy hurt?

Root canal therapy is performed under local anaesthetic to minimise any sensations of pain. Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy should not cause any more discomfort than a regular filling treatment. The team at Refresh Dental Spa will always ensure that you are comfortable during treatment.

Now you can receive a faster and more optimal root canal filling!

At Refresh Dental Spa we understand that root canal therapy isn’t the most thrilling experience, which is why we have obtained the Obtura Max Pack and also the Heated Gutta Percha Condensation System, to ensure your experience is faster and more efficient. At Refresh Dental Spa we are on the forefront of changes and innovations in the dental profession and endeavour to provide our patients with the highest quality of care and service possible and achieve this by ensuring we are current with advancements in technology.

What are symptoms of infected nerve tissue?

There are a few early warning signs that can indicate the nerve tissue of a tooth has become infected. These symptoms include:

  • Tenderness when chewing
  • Toothache and sensitivity
  • Deep tooth decay
  • Severe gum disease
  • Trauma to the tooth or jaw

How do teeth nerves get infected?

Your nerves can get infected because of a cavity that is untreated. This allows bacteria to travel through the tooth into the innermost part of the structure (your nerves). This will then become infected and cause pain. In order to prevent this from happening it’s important that you visit your dentist twice a year. They will be able to identify and treat cavities and dental decay in the early stages so that you don’t require extraction.

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