What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to save and restore a severely damaged or infected tooth. When the tooth nerve, the innermost layer of the tooth, becomes infected due to deep decay, cracks, or trauma, it can lead to excruciating pain and, if left untreated, the formation of abscesses.

During a root canal procedure, our skilled dentist will carefully remove the infected pulp, clean the root canals, and then seal the space with a biocompatible material. This process effectively eliminates the infection, allowing you to keep your natural tooth and avoid tooth extraction.

Signs You Might Need Root Canal Treatment:
  • Severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure.
  • Persistent sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Swollen or tender gums near the affected tooth.
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth.
  • The presence of a pimple-like bump on the gum, indicating an abscess.

If you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist. Early intervention can prevent the infection from spreading and increase the likelihood of a successful root canal treatment.

What causes a tooth infection?

When caries, broken teeth remained untreated, the infection will be extended to the root and nerve of the tooth and cause sever tooth pain. Root canal therapy is performed to save the tooth and relieve the pain. Root canal therapy is a safe and effective way to save teeth in the majority of deeply damaged teeth.

Root Canal Treatment Process in our North Strathfield practice

At Distinct Dental Centre, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the root canal treatment process. Here’s what you can expect:

Comprehensive Examination: Our dentist will conduct a thorough examination, including digital X-rays, to assess the extent of the infection and determine if root canal therapy is necessary.

Anesthesia: Before the procedure begins, we will administer local anesthesia to ensure you are completely comfortable and pain-free throughout the treatment.

Cleaning: Using state-of-the-art instruments, we will carefully remove the infected pulp and shape the root canals to prepare them for filling.

Filling and Sealing: The cleaned root canals will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the access point will be sealed with a dental filling.

Restoration: In most cases, a tooth that undergoes root canal treatment will require additional protection and support. Our dentist will discuss the best restorative option for you, which may include a dental crown to strengthen the tooth.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
  • Relief from severe tooth pain and sensitivity.
  • Preservation of your natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction.
  • Elimination of infection and prevention of its spread.
  • Restoration of oral health and function.
  • Aesthetically pleasing results with dental crowns that match your natural teeth.
Why Choose Distinct Dental Centre for Root Canal Treatment?
  • Highly skilled and compassionate dental team.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology for precise diagnoses and treatments.
  • Focus on patient comfort and relaxation during procedures.
  • Customized treatment plans tailored to individual needs.
  • Transparent communication and patient education throughout the process.

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