Skygate Dental offers North Brisbane Root Canal Treatments
Successful Root Canal treatment has become increasingly driven by evidence-based healthcare. The goal of the treatment is to save the tooth and protect it from future damage or leakage. Often times when teeth become severely damaged because of disease (tooth decay) or trauma (injury), infection can develop inside the tooth and a root canal may be necessary.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal treatment is the process of cleaning inside all of the tooth’s intricate canals. This is the portion of tooth that is below the gums. When a tooth becomes infected through trauma or decay; the pulp tissue, which supplies sensation, becomes compromised. This is when you may need root canal therapy. It then becomes necessary to debride and disinfect the canal systems. Or simply to remove all infected tissue. This is done under isolation or rubber dam to prevent any contamination. Often, root canal treatment can be a longer appointment. As it is necessary to spend the proper amount of time cleaning the canals. In some cases, root treatment may take a couple of visits to ensure all symptoms have resolved and the root canals inside the tooth are clean and infected tissue has been removed.
We offer the latest treatments and technology to ensure your comfort and safety while our expert dentists work with you to achieve the best possible results.
How do I know if I need a Root Canal Procedure?
Getting a root canal, or also known as endodontic treatment, is one way to save your tooth, and at Skygate Dental we want to save your natural tooth if at all possible. You may need Root canal therapy if your tooth is experiencing pain to hot or cold and may be due to what’s going in inside of the tooth. A toothache is a signal that you may have an infected tooth. This may mean the tooth may have infected pulp. To reduce the need for an extraction a Dental care procedure may be required to ensure optimal oral health. At Skygate Dental your Dentist will identify your best possible procedure to reduce risks to your tooth and canal.
Will My Root Canal Procedure Be Painful?
Often the most painful process of the root canal is the initial pain that people feel when their tooth becomes infected. The treatment itself is generally pain free and worth it for how much better the treated tooth may feel. Most people would argue that the root canal cost benefit is well worth it once the procedure is complete. On rare occasions patients have even been known to fall asleep during treatment! It will however, often be necessary to numb the area where the tooth is located to ensure that there are no sensations or pain.
How Many Visits are Needed for Root Canal Treatment?
In most circumstances root canal treatment is often separated into two appointments. The first visit involves cleaning and shaping the internal aspects of the tooth. This helps to disinfect and clear any infection. In some cases, after this appointment, because the anti-microbials used as so strong, the tooth itself may be slightly tender for 24 to 48 hours. The tooth is then given a few weeks to settle and allow for the medications to continue to clear any remaining bacteria. The second stage, then involves sealing the internal aspects of the tooth and placing a filling on top of the tooth. In many instances considerations for full coverage either with a large filling or a crown are often discussed to prevent any fracture or cracks in the tooth.
The Skygate Dental team will try to ensure that the treatment is as pain free and minimally invasive as possible. Book an appointment today for your endodontic treatment.
Root Canal Cost
If you need a root canal we can work with you to determine the costs and payment method best suited to your needs. Our dental practice ensures our root canal patients find an affordable payment method, including payment plans. We want you to smile your best natural smile!
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Contact Skygate Dental on T: 07 3114 1199 or M: 0406 579 197