Root Canal Treatment: Preserve Your Precious Teeth.      

Understanding Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure designed to save a tooth with a severely infected inner nerve. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not a painful process – it’s a gentle and effective way to preserve your natural smile.


Why Have a Root Canal?

  • Preserving Natural Teeth – The primary goal of a root canal is to save your natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction.
  • Relieving Pain – Contrary to common misconceptions, a root canal alleviates the pain associated with severe tooth infections.
  • Preventing Spread of Infection – By removing the infected pulp, the dentist prevents the spread of infection to surrounding tissues and jawbone.
  • Restoring Functionality – Following a root canal, a tooth is usually restored with a crown, restoring its functionality and appearance.


Addressing Common Concerns


Myth: Root Canals are Painful

Fact: Modern techniques and anaesthesia make root canals no more uncomfortable than a routine filling.


Myth: Extraction is Better than a Root Canal

Fact: Preserving natural teeth is always preferable, as it maintains the jaw structure and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.


Myth: Root Canals Cause Illness

Fact: There is no scientific evidence linking root canal treatments to systemic health issues. It’s a safe and routine procedure.


The Root Canal Process

  • Diagnosis – Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination and may use X-rays to determine the extent of the infection.
  • Treatment Plan – Once diagnosed, your dentist will discuss the treatment plan, addressing any concerns and answering your questions.
  • Procedure – During the root canal, the infected pulp is removed, and the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
  • Restoration – To protect the treated tooth, a crown is often placed, restoring its strength and appearance.


Your Comfort is Our Priority!

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or suspect an infection, don’t delay seeking treatment. We’re here to ensure your comfort and preserve your radiant smile. Call our dentist at Greystanes, Strathfield or Burwood for immediate treatment.


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