Root Canal Therapy isn’t as bad as it can sometimes sound.
When a tooth experiences significant decay, trauma, or a history of dental work, this can result in the tooth’s nerve to die. While the tooth’s nerve is dying, painful toothaches that prevent you from doing your normal activities can be experienced. The pain is usually caused due to the tooth’s root nerve being inflamed or part of the root is infected. Even though the nerve is inflamed or infected, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the tooth is dead. To save the tooth, we can perform a procedure called Root Canal Therapy.
Root Canal Therapy allows us to clean out the tooth and the nerve, disinfect, and temporarily seal the tooth with special medical sealant. Once the nerve has been removed and the area has been cleaned, a permanent seal is applied. The sealant provides a barrier and helps to prevent bacteria from affecting the area.
This treatment and procedure can help to save the tooth and provide pain relief so that you can continue to perform your day-to-day activities.
For more information about Root Canal Therapy, or to book in, please contact us on (07) 3201 6767 or (07) 3281 1781
In case of a dental emergency, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment in one of our practices.