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Root Canal Treatment

Preserving Your Natural Smile with Expert Care

At Mary St. Dental Health, we understand that the prospect of root canal therapy can be intimidating for some patients. However, it’s essential to recognise that root canal therapy is a valuable and effective procedure aimed at saving severely damaged or infected teeth from extraction. Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing gentle and expert care to help you understand the process fully and alleviate any anxiety or concerns you may have. Our priority is to preserve your natural smile and restore your oral health through this conservative and beneficial treatment.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

Thorough Dental Examination

The journey to successful root canal therapy begins with a comprehensive dental examination. Our skilled dentists will carefully assess your teeth and gums using advanced digital imaging and clinical evaluation. This thorough examination allows us to identify any signs of infection or extensive damage within the tooth's pulp, where the nerve and blood vessels reside.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Based on the examination results, our dental team will diagnose the need for root canal therapy. We will take the time to explain the procedure to you, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. If root canal therapy is deemed necessary, we will create a personalised treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health.

Local Anaesthesia for Comfort

During the root canal procedure, local anaesthesia will be administered to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area. This ensures that you experience minimal discomfort or pain during the treatment. Our dental team is empathetic and committed to ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process.

Precise Cleaning and Disinfection

With your tooth adequately anaesthetized, our skilled dentists will carefully access the tooth's interior through a small opening. We will gently remove the infected or damaged pulp from the root canals. Next, we will meticulously clean and disinfect the canals to eliminate bacteria and prevent any future infections.

Filling and Sealing

Once the root canals are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, they will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. This seals the space and prevents further contamination or reinfection. In some cases, a dental crown may be recommended to strengthen and protect the treated tooth, ensuring its longevity and functionality.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy at Mary St. Dental Health

Enhanced Confidence

Preserve Natural Teeth

Root canal therapy is a conservative approach that saves severely damaged or infected teeth, preserving your natural smile and avoiding the need for tooth extraction. Keeping your natural teeth is always the prefered option whenever possible.

Alleviating Discomfort

Eliminate Pain and Discomfort

Root canal therapy effectively eliminates the pain and discomfort caused by dental infections or inflammation, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free and fully functional smile once again.


Improve Oral Health

By removing infected tissue, root canal therapy helps prevent the spread of infection and promotes the healing of surrounding tissues. This contributes to overall improved oral health and prevents further dental complications.


Durable and Long-lasting Results

With proper care, a tooth treated with root canal therapy can last a lifetime. The procedure's success rate is high, providing you with reliable and long-lasting results for your oral health.


Natural Aesthetics

The final restoration, such as a dental crown, will be customised to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth, restoring the aesthetics of your smile. Your restored tooth will blend seamlessly with your existing dentition, ensuring a natural and beautiful appearance.

Choose Mary St. Dental Health for your root canal therapy needs. Our experienced dental team is committed to providing gentle and expert care throughout the entire root canal therapy process. We understand that dental procedures can be intimidating, and we work to create a reassuring and comfortable environment for our patients. If you have questions or require an evaluation for root canal treatment, contact us at (02) 9643 9229 or 0423 923 871 to schedule a consultation. Trust us to preserve your natural smile with root canal therapy, providing you with optimal oral health and a pain-free smile that lasts a lifetime. Experience compassionate and expert dental care at Mary St. Dental Health, where your oral health and well-being are our top priorities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure aimed at saving severely damaged or infected teeth from extraction. The procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth's interior, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and then filling and sealing them with a biocompatible material. Root canal therapy is necessary when the tooth's pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, trauma, cracks, or repeated dental procedures. Without treatment, the infection can spread, leading to abscess formation and the potential loss of the tooth.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not a painful procedure. In fact, the purpose of root canal therapy is to relieve the pain caused by the infected or inflamed pulp. Modern advancements in anaesthesia and dental techniques ensure that the procedure is virtually pain-free. During the treatment, local anaesthesia is used to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. Afterwards, some mild soreness or discomfort may be experienced, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

The duration of a root canal procedure varies depending on the complexity of the case. On average, a single-rooted tooth may take about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, while a multi-rooted tooth may take around 1.5 to 2.5 hours. The dental team will work efficiently and carefully to ensure the best possible outcome while prioritising your comfort during the procedure.

In many cases, a dental crown is recommended after root canal therapy, especially for molars and premolars. The dental crown provides additional strength and protection to the treated tooth, as a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy may become more brittle over time. The crown also restores the appearance and function of the tooth, ensuring that it blends seamlessly with your natural dentition.

Root canal therapy is the prefered treatment for saving a severely damaged or infected tooth. The only alternative to root canal therapy is tooth extraction. However, removing a tooth without replacing it can lead to several oral health issues, such as shifting of surrounding teeth, bone loss, and potential difficulty chewing. Whenever possible, preserving your natural tooth through root canal therapy is recommended to maintain the integrity of your smile and oral health.