There is a widespread common misconception that root canal therapy is an extremely painful procedure and should be avoided at all costs.
Contrary to this belief, root canal procedures performed here at Plaza Dental cause minimal discomfort and can actually save you from losing your tooth. Modern advancements in dental technologies have made the traditional discomforts associated with root canal treatment a thing of the past.
When is root canal treatment required?
One of the most important goals in dentistry is to maintain the natural healthy state of your teeth. Root canal treatment in many cases, will provide a last resort to save your original tooth.
Our teeth are made up of layers, the middle layer (the pulp) can sometimes become damaged or infected. When the infection and inflammation does not resolve, it can cause damage right down into the root of the tooth and gum. Traditionally, the tooth would have to be completely removed in order to preserve the rest of the teeth. Root canal treatment provides an alternative to complete tooth extraction.
What does the process involve?
During initial consultation, Dr Nolly will provide you with information covering all aspects of the procedure. Once you are comfortable with the outline of the procedure, the following steps will take place:
- Time will be taken to administer the appropriate anaesthetic or sedation
- An opening will be made through the top of the tooth
- The infected pulp will be removed
- The tooth/canals will be cleaned to ensure no further infection occurs
- A temporary filling is used to cover the opening
- During the next appointment the temporary filling is removed and replaced with a core filling
- Finally, a dental crown is placed over the tooth to ensure strength and structural integrity
Root Canal Sydney – Plaza Dental Sydney
Here at Plaza Dental Centre, we understand that a root canal treatment can cause a great deal of fear and anxiety. We strive to provide an environment where patients can feel relaxed and undergo treatment with minimal pain and discomfort.