Root Canal Treatment
Our highly skilled endodontists collectively have close to 200 years of specialist experience performing root canal treatment, so rest assured that you are in the very best of hands with our team in Brisbane, 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). Root canal therapy involves little or no pain during treatment, as the tooth is anaesthetised with 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 basic procedure involved in 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. Please also feel free to contact us for more information or, if you’re ready to move ahead with treatment, request an appointment today.