Our aim is to provide the most comfortable treatment for root canal therapy in Hervey Bay.
Root canal treatment is to fix problems with a tooth’s core, or the ‘dental pulp’. Dental pulp is within the tooth and extends from the crown of the tooth to the top of the root. It contains nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that provide nutrients and oxygen to the tooth.
Root canal treatment involves removing the diseased or dead pulp from the chamber of the tooth and replacing it with a filling to prevent the tooth from dying.
Typically root canal therapy is not a painful procedure. In some circumstances when you come in with a lot of pain, it may be difficult to alleviate on the first appointment. Root canal therapy is like getting a filling done, just over 3 visits.
Root canal is usually required when a tooth has been seriously damaged, whether by decay or trauma. This can be caused by infection, gum disease, fracture or trauma, or teeth grinding.
Your dentist will tell you if you require a root canal treatment, but if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact us:
Toothache or sensitivity when biting or chewing
Lingering or prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
Small bump or pimple on the gum
Swelling of gums or face
Cracked or discoloured tooth
Trauma to tooth/teeth