Root Canal Treatment
Is your tooth pulp infected by bacteria? Do not give up the chance to preserve your natural tooth. Consult us for a Root Canal Therapy on (07) 4755 2055.
When do I need Root Canal Treatment?
It is our goal to help you preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime. A root canal treatment can do this by removing the pain, sensitivity and swelling associated with an infected tooth.
Root canal therapy is needed when the pulp (the nerve) of a tooth becomes infected with bacteria. The cause of this is often decay or the presence of a crack in the tooth, but it could also be caused by severe trauma or periodontal (gum) problems (click here to learn more about peridontal (gum) disease).
Although in some cases you may not have any symptoms, common signs of an infected tooth can include:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Pain on biting or application of pressure
- Bad taste and breath
How does Root Canal Therapy work?
The Root canal procedure sterilises the inside of the tooth and can require several treatment appointments before this space can be sealed up to prevent further infection. After a root canal procedure has been performed, the tooth sometimes requires a crown to help seal and protect the tooth from future decay and fracture. When root canal treatment fails, it is often a result of the tooth not being protected with an appropriate filling or crown as opposed to the root canal treatment being unsuccessful.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of an infected tooth, give our team a call for a consultation.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.