In the case of an infection, a root canal procedure is an endodontic treatment that allows us to treat an infected tooth without having to extract the natural tooth. If you have toothache or any signs of discomfort, you need to make an appointment with a general dentist immediately. If left untreated, it will only worsen and require more invasive treatment. Alex Hills Dental provides the best root canal treatment Brisbane 2022. Contact us to book the first available appointment with a dentist or endodontist.
What is a root canal?
We carry out root canal treatment when there is a root canal infection. A root canal infection refers to the inflammation of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels inside a tooth or teeth.
A root canal infection usually starts with a tooth that has cracked, or tooth decay that has resulted in a tooth cavity. A crack or cavity allows bacteria from your mouth to enter the tooth, causing infection and inflammation. This is why you experience swelling and pain.
Any swelling or pain in your mouth needs immediate attention. If left, the infection will worsen and require a tooth extraction. In order to avoid the ‘worst case scenario’, contact us for a dental consultation as soon as possible. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics. Our general dentistry services include professional root canal treatment Brisbane 2022.
Alex Hills dental provides professional root canal treatment Brisbane 2022
If you are experiencing any pain or swelling in your mouth, contact us to book the next available consultation. Your initial consultation will include taking a history of your oral health and conducting a thorough examination. In order to identify any problems below the gum line, we will also take x-rays of your mouth. This thorough analysis will enable us to advise you regarding the best possible treatment.
If your natural tooth cannot be preserved, then we will recommend a tooth extraction and replacing the tooth with a prosthetic one that matches your natural teeth. If you have a root canal infection and we are able to preserve the infected tooth, we will probably recommend root canal treatment Brisbane 2022.
What is the procedure for root canal treatment?
The aim of our root canal treatment Brisbane 2022 is to restore your oral health. We want to eliminate pain and discomfort, preserving as much of your natural tooth (or teeth) as possible.
Firstly, we will administer local anesthetic so that the process is safe and painless throughout. The endodontist will use a rubber dam (a small protective dental sheet) to isolate the tooth throughout the procedure.
Then, all the infected and dead pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth. Once all the infected tissue has been removed, we will shape thoroughly clean and sterilize the tooth and the area around the tooth. Finally, we will use a filling material called gutta percha to fill and seal your tooth. Once it your tooth has been filled and sealed, it is protected from further infections.
Our root canal treatment Brisbane 2022 can take up to three or four appointments, depending on the extent of the infection and whether any additional treatment is required. In some cases, we will need to fit a temporary filling, followed by crowns on the tooth or teeth after root canal treatment.
How to prevent root canal infections:
The best way to prevent root canal infections is to maintain good oral health practices, making sure you brush and floss regularly. In addition, you need to book regular dental check-ups. Ideally, you should have a dental checkup every six months, and sooner if you experience any pain or discomfort. Why so often? This allows us to identify and treat any problems before they worsen and become serious. Treatment is then likely to be less invasive and more affordable. Contact us to book a dental checkup with a professional general dentist.
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