Root Canal Treatment in Brisbane

The Importance Of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a common dental procedure used to save and repair damaged or infected teeth. During the procedure, the dentist removes the damaged or infected pulp from the tooth, cleans and disinfects the root canal, and then seals the canal with a filling material. endodontic therapy is an effective way to relieve pain, prevent further damage to the tooth, and preserve the natural tooth structure.

A tooth is composed of two hard tissue layers, enamel and dentin, and the innermost vital tissue, the pulp. It provides sensation and nourishment to the tooth and surrounding tissue.

Through a deep dental cavity, tooth injury, or a crack or chip in the tooth bacteria can enter the tooth. Once in, the bacteria multiply and start damaging the pulp by causing infection.

 

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Left untreated, an infected tooth can lead to the infection spreading to surrounding gum tissue or bone, swelling in other parts of the face, head, or neck, and even tooth loss.

What Are Root Canals?

They are the removal of the entire pulp tissue throughout the root canal system within a tooth, followed by cleaning and filling the space. A dental filling is then placed over the tooth.

Reasons your dentist might recommend an endodontic treatment

  • Extensive decay or a deep dental cavity that can’t be treated by a simple filling because the pulp and nerves are also involved
  • A broken tooth
  • Repeated fillings of the affected tooth that keep coming off

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

“I would rather have a root canal”!

Have you heard of this phrase? Contrary to the popular belief, endodontic treatment is not a painful procedure at all. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure as your tooth will be completely numb.

What is a Root Canals procedure?

  • The affected tooth and its surrounding area is numbed
  • A small opening in the top of the tooth is made to access the pulp tissue
  • The infected tissue is removed, and the chamber is disinfected to the root end
  • The space is cleaned, filled, and sealed.
  • A filling is placed over the tooth.
  • Your dentist might recommend a dental crowns over the tooth if needed.
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Will I experience discomfort or pain after the procedure?

You might experience slight discomfort on biting, a few days following your treatment. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers can be taken for this discomfort. Avoid chewing from that side and try using the other side until a permanent restoration such as a crown is placed over the treated tooth.

How can I prevent a root canal in the future?

  • Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Good oral hygiene habits to keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Avoid foods and beverages high in sugar to prevent decay.
  • Regular dental visits.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

The treatment is typically done in 1-3 appointments. A session typically takes only an hour depending on each patient’s condition, but our dentist will discuss all details with you before treatment.

What is the best option? Tooth Extraction or Root Canal

While extracting the infected tooth seems to be an alternative to a root canal, it isn’t a good solution unless there is no other available option to save the damaged tooth. Extracting the tooth will also cost you more in the future, as the missing tooth would need a dental implant or dental crown and bridge.

Contact Your Fortitude Valley Dentist Today

If you have any questions regarding any other dental treatments, contact us at Amitis Dental Studio, we look forward to seeing you soon and helping you with your dental treatment needs.

Need Emergency Appointment?

If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect that you may need an endodontic treatment, don’t delay seeking professional dental care. Contact Amitis Dental Studio today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options for pain relief and tooth preservation.

Remember, early intervention can save you time, money, and discomfort in the long run. Take care of your oral health and schedule your appointment now!

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