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
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy at Mary St. Dental Health
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.