Precise Dental Surgery provides compassionate and gentle care for our patients requiring root canal therapy from our Beaumont Hills, Edgecliff and Kellyville Plaza locations. We understand that there is a common misconception amongst our patients that root canal therapy is an extremely painful procedure. The reality is root canal therapy can be a virtually painless and quick with our comprehensive pain management options. We are one of very few dental practices who perform root canal treatments using an operating microscope. This allows us great insight into the canal anatomy of the tooth ensuring optimal treatment outcome.
Inside your tooth
There is a number of different aspects within a single tooth that operate in harmony in order to achieve excellent dental health. When one of these aspects is not functioning healthily, it can create a disharmony for the rest of the tooth.
The majority of your tooth is made from dentine which is an exceptionally hard material. The visible portion of your tooth is known as enamel, while the lower portion of the tooth is called the root. Within this root there are a number of canals connected to the centre of the tooth or the tooth’s pulp.
The pulp contains a number of different materials, including nerves, blood vessels and pulp. The tooth pulp is central to the health of the tooth as it is responsible for providing oxygen, nutrients and feeling. The need for root canal therapy comes about when this pulp becomes infected, likely due to:
- Deep reaching decay, potentially hidden beneath a filling or in-between teeth
- Damage or trauma to the tooth
- Severe gum disease
- Advanced teeth grinding
What can indicate your tooth pulp is damaged or diseased?
There are a number of symptoms that can indicate that your tooth pulp is infected. This can be symptoms such as:
- Severe or deep reaching decay
- Pain when pressure is applied via biting or chewing
- Sensitivity to food or drinks with varying temperatures
- Gum disease or inflammation around the tooth
- Loosening of the tooth
If you notice the presence of any of these symptoms please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team who can help you schedule an appointment. There are a number of more serious concerns that can occur in the event that infected tooth pup is ignored, and in worst case scenarios the patient could experience tooth loss or the spread of infection to the surrounding teeth or bone.
Stay comfortable during root canal therapy
The complexity and duration of your root canal therapy procedure will be dependent on your particular degree of pulp damage. Our gentle and skilled dental team will walk you through your procedure before we commence removing the infected tooth pulp and sealing the damaged tooth. We offer a range of pain management options, from anaesthesia through to sleep dentistry to ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable while we help you to restore your dental health.
For more information, or to book an appointment at one of our dental practices in Beaumont Hills, Edgecliff or Kellyville Plaza, contact us today.