Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Sunnybank

A root canal treatment is necessary when a tooth has been through some trauma, decay or disease.

Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition a root canal treatment can be simple or complex. At Sunnybank Plaza Dental, we perform the treatment under local anaesthesia. This will minimise any pain or discomfort during the dental treatment.

What is a root canal treatment?

Everyone’s tooth has a pulp or nerve, this pulp extends down into your jaw. When your tooth experiences trauma, decay or disease the pulp may become damaged, inflamed or infected. This is when you will feel a pain that generally leads to getting a root canal treatment at your dentist. At Sunnybank Plaza Dental, we use this treatment to save the tooth from having to be extracted. A root canal treatment can prevent bacteria from returning to the nerve system inside your tooth.

After a root canal treatment, you may find that your tooth is weakened. This is fixed by a crown being placed on top of your tooth. Our experienced team will only suggest further treatment if needed.

What is involved in a root canal treatment?

There are 4 essential steps involved in each root canal treatment. These are:

  • Diagnosing the problem
  • Cleaning out the root canal
  • Sealing of the root canal
  • Final restoration

How long does a root canal treatment take?

Every patient’s treatment time can vary due to the extent of the procedure being performed. Generally to allow for the tooth to be thoroughly disinfected, a root canal treatment is completed over three 30-60 minute appointments 1-2 weeks apart. At Sunnybank Plaza Dental, we will discuss your treatment type and length with you before you are treated.

Are you experiencing pain and sensitivity in your teeth? A root canal treatment could be the answer to the pain.

Arrange a consultation to speak with one of our experienced dentists at Sunnybank Plaza Dental to discuss what treatments are available for you. Call our team today.(07) 3344 6282