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Root Canal Treatment in Sydney CBD

Helping to Save Your Tooth

Root canal treatmentAt CDC Dental, we place an emphasis on both prevention and restoration to ensure you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Just one of our common restorative procedures includes root canal therapy (also known as endodontic therapy), which aims to save a tooth from extraction and relieve the pain of inflammation and infection.

While root canals were once synonymous with pain and discomfort, advancements in dental technologies and techniques have come a long way. Root canal therapy is now a fairly simple and straight-forward procedure. Tony’s gentle touch, along with our effective pain management methods, will ensure your comfort throughout.

When is Root Canal Treatment Needed?

Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft tissue inside the root canal (the pulp), becomes inflamed or infected. Where possible, the procedure is required to try and save the severely damaged natural tooth, before resorting to extraction.

Are You a Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

As with any dental concern, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent the issue from requiring more complex work down the track. If you’re experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, then you may be a candidate for root canal treatment:

  • Swollen or tender gums
  • A severe toothache
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • A darkened or discoloured tooth
  • An abscess or noticeable signs of infection

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatment can take around 3 to 4 appointments to complete. The first stage involves the removal of the pulp, along with bacteria and related debris. Once the tooth’s chamber has been cleaned, medication will be added inside of it. The chamber will then be sealed with a temporary filling, which will remain in place for approximately 3 weeks.

After this period, the patient will attend their second appointment, where the filling will be removed and more medication will be added to continue to fight the infection. Three weeks later, the patient will return to our practice again, where our dentist will thoroughly assess the site of the root canal. If the patient isn’t experiencing any pain or discomfort, then a permanent filling will be placed inside of the tooth, along with a crown to further protect the structure of the tooth. Teeth which have been treated with root canal therapy tend to be weaker than those which haven’t, so the crown will prevent the tooth from breaking down over time.

If you suspect you may require root canal treatment, don’t delay. Please schedule an appointment with our friendly and experienced team today!

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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