Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment Adelaide
Fewer words put more dread into people than ‘you need a root canal.’ But this dental treatment, which is often associated with pain because of the toothache that usually precipitates a visit to the dentist, is a common procedure that can save your tooth. The treatment itself is generally painless because of a local anaesthetic, and most patients report that it was no worse than getting a filling. Learn more about root canal treatment here.
If toothache pain is keeping you from your normal daily activities, we encourage you to call Plaza Dental Care sooner rather than later. Prompt treatment is crucial, or the infection can spread elsewhere in your mouth. Not addressing the infection can also lead to tooth loss.
Don’t fear the root canal procedure. Call our Modbury, SA dental surgery at the first sign of dental pain.
Signs You Might Need a Root Canal
One of the first signs you might need a root canal is a toothache that starts out mild enough but quickly gets worse—particularly when you are lying down. Other signs include:
- Swelling or tenderness in the gums
- Pain that increases when biting down
- A white spot on the gum near the affected tooth
- Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages
- A tooth that is dark or discoloured
The Root Canal Treatment
Because we will completely numb the area, you shouldn’t feel pain while we complete the root canal treatment. In fact, if toothache pain brought you into our dental clinic, you should start feeling relief almost immediately. Find out more about signs bringing you close to a root canal treatment here.
After numbing the affected tooth, our dentists will make a tiny hole in the tooth to remove the infected tooth pulp and other bacteria. The area will be completely flushed out and rinsed with an antibacterial liquid to ensure it is clean. Then it will be filled and sealed. This is often a situation that builds up with time, however, sometimes underlying issues also comes as emergency dental problems.
We generally recommend a dental crown to restore the strength of the tooth, which now will tend to become brittle without the living tissue inside the root. A dental crown will ensure you can chew comfortably and that the treated tooth can withstand the pressure.
How does root canal treatment work?
Root canal treatment is used to treat some kinds of irreversible pulp damage. It involves drilling a small hole to gain access to the canal space and removing the diseased tissues from the canal space. Once this step is complete, the inside of the tooth is disinfected and sealed. Root canal treatment normally takes 2-5 appointments. Please get in touch with us to find out more about root canal treatment.
Success rates of a root canal surgery
We are pleased to report that success rates are excellent with our root canal therapy. With the use of rotary endodontics and the experienced touch of our dentists, we can provide more precise treatment, which greatly improves the percentage of successful outcomes.
We welcome your call to our Modbury dental clinic
We recommend that you do not put off treatment when you are experiencing the pain of toothache. No amount of dental pain is normal, and chances are it won’t go away on its own. You could lose your tooth and put the health of your other teeth at risk.
Our skilled, gentle team is available for you; just ring us on (08) 8264 7333.