Root canal therapy or endodontic treatment involves the removal of inflamed/infected nerve tissue from your tooth’s root canal. The root of your tooth houses the nerves and blood tissues that run through a small canal and serve to nourish and help the tooth to develop. This tissue is known as the pulp. When this pulp becomes inflamed the tooth becomes incredibly sensitive to hold and cold sensations and can be particularly painful, often waking patients at night and affecting their ability to chew, incurring high amounts of pain.
At North Sydney Dental Practice we believe that retaining your existing tooth is superior to a prosthetic one. Root canal therapy is a safe and effective way to save teeth in the majority of cases.
Root canal treatment involves removal of the infected pulp, sterilising the root which is then filled and sealed to prevent any further infection.
It is common for a root filled tooth to require further restoration (such as a crown) to protect the tooth from fracture, as root filled teeth are not as strong as other teeth owing to dehydration effects. This restoration may be porcelain and tooth coloured and will restore strength, function and aesthetics. At North Sydney Dental Practice we will individually assess and advise of the best solution.
If you feel that you may require endodontic treatment contact our experience team in North Sydney to arrange a consultation and a full explanation of treatment options.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.