Root Canal Treatment

Our highly skilled endodontists collectively have over 200 years of clinical experience, so rest assured that you are in the very best of hands with our team in Brisbane, Ipswich, on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Endodontic procedures are commonly referred to as root canal treatment or root canal therapy. These are comfortable procedures designed to relieve pain and save your tooth, as there is no real substitute for your own tooth (it is far more efficient at chewing and biting than an artificial tooth). There are generally several stages to root canal treatment, but these involve little or no pain during treatment due to the use of local anaesthetic.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment or root canal therapy commonly involves removing inflamed or infected dental pulp from inside the tooth. You can read more about dental pulp in our FAQs.

When bacteria enter the pulp through cracks, decay or following a bump or knock to the tooth, the pulp becomes inflamed and the tooth and surrounding area will become sore. Common symptoms are increased sensitivity to temperature (hot and cold), spontaneous aching, pain with biting, or pressure and swelling. Any of those symptoms may indicate the need for root canal treatment.

The four stages of root canal therapy can be seen in the diagram or viewed in the introductory video below.

You’ll find more information about root canal treatment in our FAQs, including a breakdown of root canal treatment price. Please also feel free to contact us for more information or, if you’re ready to move ahead with treatment, request an appointment today.

Root Canal Treatment Services