Root Canal Treatment
Preserving Your Natural Smile
A Gentle Solution for Tooth Pain and Infection
At Care For Smiles, we understand that tooth pain can be both distressing and disruptive to your daily life. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a gentle and effective solution to relieve pain and save your natural tooth.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Preserving Your Natural Tooth, Alleviating Pain
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to address issues within the innermost part of a tooth, known as the pulp. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, or a cracked tooth, a root canal becomes necessary to save the tooth and prevent further complications.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
- Severe Toothache: Continuous or severe pain, especially while chewing or applying pressure.
- Swollen Gums: Swelling or tenderness in the gums near the affected tooth.
- Prolonged Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers after the stimulus is removed.
- Darkening of the Tooth: Discoloration or darkening of the tooth indicating possible pulp issues.
Common Questions About Root Canal Treatment
How Root Canal Treatment Works
Assessment and Diagnosis
Dr. Rishay Naidoo will carefully assess your tooth, discuss your symptoms, and use diagnostic tools to identify the source of the pain or infection.
Before starting the procedure, the affected tooth and surrounding area are numbed with local anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
The damaged or infected pulp is carefully removed from the tooth's interior, and the canals are cleaned and disinfected to eliminate any bacteria.
Sealing the Canals
Once cleaned, the canals are sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent re-infection and maintain the tooth's structural integrity.
In most cases, a dental crown is placed on the treated tooth to protect it, restore its appearance, and ensure normal functionality.
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
Ready to alleviate tooth pain and preserve your natural smile?
Contact us at (03) 9482 1100 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rishay Naidoo and explore how root canal treatment can restore your oral health.