Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment Sunshine Coast

A root canal treatment may be necessary to save a tooth damaged by trauma, decay or disease.

What is root canal treatment?

A root canal is performed to relieve pain from a toothache. Toothache occurs when the nerve in the tooth dies off, usually as a result of decay, trauma, gum disease, extreme wear or even cracks present in the tooth structure from old amalgam fillings. A root canal involves removing this infected nerve from your tooth, cleaning out bacteria in the nerve that is causing you pain, and sealing it to prevent re-infection and recurrent toothache.

Once this matter is removed the cavity is filled with a permanent filling, and finally fitted with a crown. Your tooth has now been saved and you are now free from a toothache. If root canal work is avoided and the situation worsen, the infection will become more severe and eventually lead to an abscess (A collection of pus that causes a bacterial infection and can spread to surrounding tissue with ease) this can be very damaging to your overall health and wellbeing.

The treatment is necessary because:

  • Chronic area of infection noted on radiograph accompanied with or without pain
  • The nerve within the tooth has become infected and is irreversibly damaged
  • Without treatment, there is a high risk of continued infection, swelling or severe pain
  • Without treatment the long term prognosis of the tooth is very poor and the tooth may have to be extracted
  • This tooth has been determined to be an important tooth for the purpose of proper oral function and aesthetics and needs RCT to gain retention for the crown
  • The pain is lingering in nature lasting more than few minutes and often needs painkillers to reduce it.

The benefits of this treatment are:

  • Removal of infection from the tooth and surrounding bone and gum
  • Elimination of pain
  • Prevention of the early loss of the tooth
  • Full and proper function of the tooth

Root Canal Treatment Sunshine Coast

If you are experiencing dental pain or discomfort, the worst-case scenario might be root canal. Don’t put off coming to see us for your check-up – contact the team today!