Root canal

Dental treatment which saves teeth and smiles!

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root canal

in Belmont

Root canal treatment has sadly gained a reputation for being everyone’s most disliked dental treatment, yet it is an effective procedure that saves teeth and relieves pain! It’s no secret, we want you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible and will discuss the advantages and the alternatives to enable you to feel confident about your oral health decisions. Our root canal treatments are centered around keeping you as comfortable as possible whilst receiving the best quality treatment available.

When a tooth becomes severely decayed or damaged it may compromise the health of the internal dental pulp of a tooth causing infection and pain. The dental pulp is found inside every tooth and is made up of nerves, blood, and connective tissue. Left untreated, an infection can turn into an abscess, a pocket of pus at the tooth’s root.

Saving a tooth with irreversible inflammation requires root canal treatment. Removing the infected nerves inside the canals of a tooth will also help to relieve pain.

Damaged Root Canal
Symptoms & Signs

  • Severe toothache
  • Throbbing nighttime pain and sleep disturbances
  • Toothache that worsens when pressure is applied including biting
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • An abscess visible on the gums
  • Facial swelling and pain
  • Darkened or discolouration of a tooth
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Root Canal
in Belmont

For most patients presenting in pain, a root canal treatment can be commenced at the initial appointment once an x-ray and assessment have been provided. Under local anaesthetic, the infected non-vital pulp tissue is removed from the canals and the canals are cleaned, disinfected and medications inserted. A temporary dressing and filling are provided to protect the canals until the next visit.

At the subsequent visit further irrigation continues, the canals are dried and filled and the exterior tooth structure is rebuilt. When required, a crown is fabricated to prevent any further tooth breakage and to provide long-lasting protection for the tooth. Visit us today at Ageless Smiles Dental Centre!

Frequently asked questions

Does dental root canal treatment hurt?
Providing patients with a comfortable dental experience is our top priority. Receiving root canal therapy treatment will assist to relieve dental pain being caused by infection. It’s not unusual to experience minor discomfort for a few days following treatment but with analgesics, this can usually be managed. 
What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?

Generally, the only alternative to root canal treatment is tooth extraction. At Ageless Smiles Dental Centre we focus all of our services around trust, communication and information. Our entire team is here to support you and provide you with all the information you require to enable you to make informed decisions about your oral health choices