Yes Dental offers gentle endodontic root canal treatment at our family practice in Rouse Hill. Root canals are often one of the last lines of defence when it comes to saving badly-damaged or dying teeth.
Thanks to endodontic therapy, you can preserve your natural smile for decades to come.
A root canal treatment (endodontic therapy) is a special type of restoration that treats and fills the nerve chamber running down the length of your tooth. It is essentially like a root filling that reaches further than a traditional filling does.
Since abscessed teeth are caused by infected or dying nerves, it’s essential to remove those tissues and clean the tooth out completely. Once the chamber is sealed off with a root canal treatment, you know you are preventing the risk of reinfection and tooth loss.
You may need a root canal treatment if your tooth has been impacted by:
At Yes Dental, we will thoroughly examine your tooth and take a small X-ray to evaluate the root and space around it. If there is visible abscessing, decay, or other internal damage, a root canal treatment will be prescribed.
Getting a root canal treatment is easier than most people expect it to be. Regardless of the rumours that you’ve heard, endodontic treatment is usually just as comfortable as a routine filling, crown, or other dental work. Thanks to thorough numbing medications, you shouldn’t be able to feel much of anything.
As part of the root canal treatment, we will:
Sometimes root canal treatment is spread out across a couple of separate appointments to ensure your tooth heals properly. The final step is placing a fixed crown over your tooth so that you can bite and chew with it properly. Without a crown, you still run the risk of the tooth succumbing to everyday wear.
Even though teeth are technically not “alive” after a root canal treatment (since the nerve has been removed) you will still need to care for them each day. Any enamel along your gumlines or the edges of your crown can still develop tooth decay, just as the gums can become infected from periodontitis.
With good brushing, flossing, and regular checkups, you can maintain your treated tooth for several years to come.
Do you need a root canal treatment? Contact Yes Dental, Rouse Hill today to reserve an appointment with our gentle family dentistry team.