Root Canal Treatment

The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been irreversibly damaged due to tooth decay, disease or following tooth trauma. The procedure includes cleaning, disinfecting, shaping and enlarging the canal (s) and then filling of the canals. This may take several visits to complete due to complexity or may also be completed in one visit.

After the root canal treatment has been completed your dentist will most likely recommend an indirect restoration (ceramic filling) to ensure the root canal treatment is adequately supported to enhance the longevity for your tooth. (See indirect restoration crown or bridge).

Signs that you might require root canal include:

  • Severe pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums

A root canal treatment is typically performed in three stages, lasting between 30 to 90 minutes each session. These separate sessions can be spaced out within two weeks between the removal of nerve, fitting the temporary filler and the final sealing. Between visits, temporary fillings and anti-bacterial elements are placed inside the tooth to help settle surrounding tissue and destroy remaining bacteria.

At Saratoga Dental we understand that people can be nervous or suffer anxiety about dental treatment and that pain and discomfort is a serious concern. To ensure that our patients are comfortable during a root canal procedure, we practice gentle dentist techniques and also offer dental sedation.

If you have any questions about our practice or our dentists please call us on 02 4363 1449 or fill in the email enquiry form, our team is happy to chat about your oral health.

Advantages of Root Canal Treatment

Eliminates Pain

Root Canal will relieve pain and discomfort

Recovers Teeth

Rather than extracting a tooth, root canal salvages it enabling you to enjoy its function

Improved Oral Health

Scraping away bacteria in the mouth will prevent the spread of infection

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