To understand root canal therapy, you must first understand the composition of your tooth.
The tooth is made up of two parts:
Inside both parts is a soft tissue called the pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves. Injuries or disease can cause the pulp to be infected and if left untreated will lead to extraction of the tooth.
Our root canal therapy is a procedure that removes the pulp, so the tooth can be saved from further damage.
The goal of root canal therapy is to preserve your natural teeth.
Tooth decay caused by poor hygiene habits and untreated dental issues are one of the main causes for a root canal problem. Deep decay into the root of the tooth will require immediate dental attention to prevent the permanent loss of your natural tooth.
Accidents and injuries to the tooth can also lead to permanent damage and will require your dentist to inspect the root of your tooth. It’s also possible to have root problems without feeling any pain or discomfort.
If your dentist has determined that you require root canal therapy, an x-ray image will show the shape of the root canals and areas of infection.
A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area around the tooth, and a hole will be drilled in the tooth to remove the pulp.
Our Dentists at Pain Free Dental Clinic, we understand the stress and anxiety that can come with visiting the dentist. That’s why we offer our patients a variety of pain relief applications such as sedation dentistry, needle-free injections and the Dental Wand which are proven to help patients relax and minimise pain as much as possible.
We integrate our pain-free dentistry techniques with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a fast and effective treatment.
Root canal procedures are no more painful than a regular filling, however it can take several appointments to clean and shape the hole inside the tooth. Your dentist might also insert a small support inside the root canal, or provide you with an artificial crown to protect the tooth.
Don’t risk losing your natural tooth. A root canal treatment can restore the health and appearance of your tooth and is an extremely common procedure where the results can last a lifetime. Get in touch with our friendly team to make an appointment with us today!