Root Canal Therapy in Sydney

Protect your Teeth with Our Root Canal in Sydney

A root canal therapy may be needed when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed. This occurs when bacteria from tooth decay or a deep cavity spreads to the inner part of the tooth and reaches the nerve, infecting the pulp. 

It may be then necessary to remove the decay from the tooth and seal it to prevent the spread of infection. This root canal procedure serves as a means of saving the remaining tooth structure instead of having to extract it, thus preserving healthy teeth from further damage.

Root Canal Treatment at Bellevue Hill Dental

A decayed or infected tooth may make itself known with some of the following symptoms: 

  • Severe pain or pressure in the affected area
  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Discolouration of the affected tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums
  • Pain when biting down or chewing
  • Bad taste or bad breath

A mild pulp inflammation can be treated with preventive and restorative dental treatments to stop the infection from spreading and damaging the tooth pulp further. But severe inflammation may require root canal therapy to remove the pulp and save the remaining tooth. 

While a root canal procedure may seem like a painful procedure, it’s a common therapy where our dentists numb the affected area before treatment. This ensures minimal discomfort and pain, allowing us to treat the pulp inflammation and restore functionality to your tooth. 

If left untreated, the infection can spread to your healthy teeth, bones, jaw or any part of your body. The pain from the infected pulp also makes it difficult to chew or open your mouth as it worsens. 

A root canal treatment generally takes two to three visits to our clinic. It involves numbing the affected area with an anaesthetic and removing the infected pulp. The tooth is then shaped, sealed and filled. We usually recommend a dental crown after a root canal to protect the filling and the existing tooth. 

With the proper aftercare, you can usually resume your normal activities a few days after the procedure. The recovery and healing time of each patient may vary depending on their specific case. Root canal therapy may be the best alternative to saving a tooth damaged beyond repair, where usually the only option is to get it extracted. 

Talk to our gentle dentists to find out more about our root canal therapy. 

Experienced Dentists for Root Canal Treatment in Sydney

At Bellevue Hill Dental, our dedicated dentists have helped many patients achieve optimal oral health and a radiant smile with treatments customised to their needs and lifestyles. We prioritise your dental requirements and comfort for treatment options that suit your lifestyle – helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles. 

Tooth decay, plaque buildup and lack of good oral hygiene are generally the main cause of anyone needing dental intervention. Most oral issues can be prevented with regular dental checkups, from deep cleaning to root canal treatments. These procedures can substantially help maintain your teeth and gums with a proper oral care routine at home. 
We’re here to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and oral health with a range of preventive and general dentistry services. Whether you need a root canal treatment or a hygiene program to maintain your smile, we’ve got you covered.

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