Root Canal Treatment

The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been irreversibly damaged due to tooth decay, disease or following tooth trauma.

About Root Canal Therapy

The procedure includes cleaning, disinfecting, shaping and enlarging the canal(s) and then filling of the canals. This may take several visits to complete due to complexity or may also be completed in one visit.

How do I know if I need Root Canal Treatment?

There are many signs that may indicate the need for root canal therapy. While it is true that some patients exhibit little or no symptoms at all, there are signs that may suggest problems lying in the deeper ends of your tooth.

Here are some of the signs that you may require a root canal therapy:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Tooth becomes darkened or discoloured
  • Toothache due to biting, chewing or other forms of pressure on the tooth
  • Recurring abscess or pimples on the gums
  • Gum swelling

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us to discuss your options.

A root canal treatment is typically performed in three stages, lasting between 30 to 90 minutes per session. These separate sessions can be spaced out to four weeks or can be completed in one visit (dependent on recommendation from your dentist) between the removal of nerve, fitting the temporary filler and the final sealing. Between visits, temporary fillings and anti-bacterial elements are placed inside the tooth to help settle surrounding tissue and destroy remaining bacteria.

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