Sometimes a simple filling isn’t enough to halt tooth decay and the spread of infection. When decay and bacteria have invaded the pulp of the tooth (what keeps your teeth alive), this may cause a bad toothache. The infection may even spread to the surrounding bone, causing extreme discomfort when you bite down! At this stage, you may be suffering from what we call apical periodontitis (infection of the tissues surrounding the tooth).
When you want to be out of pain but you don’t want the infected tooth extracted, root canal therapy (or as we call it, endodontic treatment) may be a viable option. You should always seek a consult prior to commencing any dental treatment. As teeth come in different shapes and sizes, we can only give quotations for root canal therapy after physical assessment. We cannot give accurate quotations over the phone. Even though we are general dentists who perform root canal therapy, sometimes a referral to a specialist endodontist is advisable.
Risks and consequences may apply to root canal therapy and it is best that you come and have your teeth assessed so that the risks, consequences and benefits of treatment can be informed to you in-person. Always seek a second opinion when considering complex treatment.
Delaying treatment is often not a healthy option and shying away from the problem may leave you in discomfort. We will try our best to make the process of root canal in Sydney more comfortable. We would be happy to relieve your dental pain as soon as possible. Have your general dental needs efficiently, effectively and honestly handled by Marsfield Dental Care.
There’s a lot involved in root canal therapy: rubber dams, hand files, rotary instruments, periapical radiographs, intra-pulpal medicaments, apex locaters and the list goes on! Leave the technical stuff to us. First we’ll access the infection and clean it out delicately with our specialised fine files which we only use once per patient. The root canal is consistently flushed with antibacterial irrigants to remove bacteria and finally medicaments are placed to reduce pain and keep the canal clean. After the canal is filled (obturated) with a proper seal to keep the bugs out, we’ll protect the tooth with a white filling on top.
"The information in this website may be simplified in nature and does not replace professional advice. Risks and consequences may apply to any treatment. Always seek a second opinion when considering complex treatment. A referral to a specialist may be required in certain situations. Quotations can only be given after proper clinical assessment and so pricing details cannot be given over the phone."