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Root Canal Treatments

When it comes to root canal therapy, we partner compassionate care with comprehensive pain management options.

Precise Dental Surgery provides compassionate and gentle care for our patients requiring root canal therapy from our Beaumont Hills, Edgecliff and Kellyville Village 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.

 

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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 Village, contact us today.

Frequently asked questions

What is Pola Whitening?

Pola whitening is an effective teeth whitening product that we use here at Precise Dental Surgery to help ensure our patients can smile with confidence. We provide in-chair and take home teeth whitening treatments.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are small thin porcelain shells that are placed directly on top of your teeth. They can eliminate gaps between teeth, tooth discolouration and broken / chipped teeth.

What are Dental Crowns?

Like veneers, dental crowns are made of porcelain and act as a cap or crown for your teeth. They are often combined with dental bridges to replace missing teeth.

When should my child start seeing the dentist?

We recommend your child starts visiting the dentist from an early age, preferably when they are around 7 years old.

What is the difference between conventional braces and Invisalign?

There are many differences between Invisalign and conventional braces. For example, with Invisalign you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing as Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Invisalign aligners are also removable meaning you can brush and floss as you would normally – this is something you cannot do with conventional braces. Despite this, conventional braces can be a more suitable option for those with more subnational orthodontic concerns.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are widely considered the modern solution to missing teeth and dentures. Replace missing teeth with dental implants which act and feel like normal teeth. They consist of a titanium screw-like post which is implanted into the jawbone. The implant will then bond with your jawbone to provide stimulation and support for a dental crown or bridge.

What is a root canal?

The root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. Root canal treatment is recommended for patients with infected tooth pulps. The best indication of infection is severe dental pain or sensitivity.

How can you restore my smile?

Advancements in dental technology allow us to completely restore a patient’s smile. There are a variety of treatments that may be suggested. We recommend you visit our practice and schedule in a dental consultation. This allows us to assess your dental health and develop a plan of action to ensure you have healthy teeth for life.

My wisdom teeth are causing pain. Should I have them removed?

Because often modern jaws are not big enough to accommodate these extra teeth, in the majority of cases we do recommend they are removed. We recommend you come into our practice for a thorough examination to determine the path we take in ensuring your dental health.

I am afraid of the dentist. Do you offer virtually pain free dentistry?

For anxious patients, we provide a number of pain management options including happy gas and sleep dentistry to ensure that these patients can receive the dental work they need. To learn more please visit our sleep dentist page.

How often should I visit the dentist for a dental check-up?

We recommend you visit our practice every 6 months for your dental check-up and fluoride treatment. This way minors dental issues can be addressed before they potentially become major problems.