Root Canal

Molonglo Dental Surgery

A root canal therapy can help to relieve pain and save your tooth from extraction.

Interested in a professional root canal evaluation, call our friendly team at Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222.

A root canal is a routinely administered dental treatment that is very safe and effective. More importantly, it is usually recommended as a treatment to save your natural tooth so that you can avoid tooth extraction or the need for expensive prosthetic restorations.

Although root canals have been portrayed in the media as a painful procedure, it actually helps to relieve pain for patients who are suffering from an inflammation of the tooth pulp. When your tooth has been badly damaged by trauma, disease or injury, the root canal treatment is typically recommended as a top-line procedure to preserve your natural tooth.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, our first priority as healthcare providers is to preserve your natural teeth as far as is possible – avoiding the use of any artificial teeth replacements. We use minimally invasive techniques as part of our Root Canal Therapy to minimise your pain (from the inflammation) throughout the procedure while healing your tooth from within.

As with any dental treatments, it is far better to fix a root canal issue early in order to avoid painful episodes later. It is also more cost effective to go for a root canal today than treating it with expensive restorative dental work later.

Root Canal is a safe, effective and routine treatment with a high degree of success.

Interested in a professional root canal evaluation, call our friendly team at Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222.

What is a Root Canal?

A root of a tooth lies below the gum line where the nerves of the tooth are located. The tissue surrounding the tooth root is known as the pulp. When the root or pulp becomes infected, the patient has what is known as a “root-level decay”.

Root Canal Therapy refers to the process of removing the infected root and pulp before cleaning out the inside of the tooth and covering it with a protective seal. This treatment is designed to preserve the healthy parts of the original tooth in order to avoid the need for extraction.

Are they painful?

Due to a popular misconception, many people believe that Root Canal Therapy is painful when in reality, it is a very safe and routine treatment that dentists perform with a high degree of success.

The root canal procedure has often been blamed for causing pain when in fact the pain comes from having an inflamed or infected pulp. The so-called “root canal pain” is largely attributable to irritated nerves due to the inflammation. The treatment is actually designed to alleviate the pain, not cause it. In reality, the procedure is no more painful than say, a regular filling.

What are the signs that I need a root canal?

The common symptoms associated with tooth pulp damage, signalling the need for root canal intervention, are Tooth sensitivity, facial or gum swelling, moderate to extreme toothaches, recurring abscesses, discoloured tooth, frequent gum boils.

Unfortunately, some cases of root-level decay may not exhibit any visible symptoms. That is why it is important to get your teeth regularly checked for any irregularities or suspicious developments.

If you are looking for professional diagnosis and treatment of root canal, call our friendly team at Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222.