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Root Canal Treatment

Use the term, “root canal,” and many people start shaking. “Oh no, anything but that!” So… when was the last time you had a root canal? Times have changed and so have root canal procedures. We offer WaveOne® technology which makes root canals quick and painless.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal illustration

Today’s root canals are nothing to fear

In very simple terms, a root canal removes infected tissue from the roots of the tooth beneath the gums. This is done to:

  • Save the part of the tooth above the gums
  • Minimise the risk of further damage
  • Prevent loss of the tooth entirely, requiring more extensive and expensive treatment.

What’s the Procedure?

It begins with the administration of a local anesthetic – we also offer happy gas sedation. Next, the dentist removes the damaged or infected nerve tissue and fills the infected root with an antibiotic to treat any remaining infection. The tooth root is then packed with filling material. Finally, the tooth is capped with a crown to protect it.

The entire process typically takes place over two visits.

Experiencing Pain or Need More Information?

If you are feeling moderate to severe tooth pain and notice swelling of your gums beneath the affected tooth, please call us right away and we’ll schedule an immediate appointment to get you out of pain fast.

Delay is dangerous in this case because the infection will continue to cause additional damage that could lead to tooth loss and the need for more serious and expensive treatment.

At Northland Dental Clinic, we are skilled in root canal therapy, so there is no need to put off treatment. We are here to help you get out of pain fast!

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Northland Dental Clinic | (03) 9478 1036