Root Canal Treatment In Noosa
Suffering From Infected Teeth & Gums?
Sometimes our teeth are to damaged and infected to effectively repair with a simple crown or filling but are still salvageable with treatment. In these cases, a root canal treatment can save your damaged tooth and restore its function. They are a valuable treatment in dentistry and can save your tooth, greatly reduce pain and provide a better quality of life.
At Noosa Family, Dental, preventative dentistry is at the core of what we do. To ensure the best oral health for each and every patient, we have a team of highly skilled and passionate dentists, hygienists, and therapists.
We understand that a root canal treatment can be daunting, but with our experienced team, we strive to make the process as smooth as possible for you. From the initial consultation to the actual procedure and aftercare, our team will be with you every step of the way.
Are You a Candidate for a Root Canal?
Root Canal Treatment To Relieve Pain
Also known as endodontic therapy, a root canal is a dental treatment that is used to remove an infection from the inside of the tooth and protect it from future infections. If left untreated, the surrounding teeth, bones and tissues can begin to deteriorate, leading to severe pain and damage. You may need a root canal if you experience:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Tender gums
- Discolouration of the tooth
While it is one of the most dreaded dental treatments, with anaesthetic and the skill and care of our team of dentists, your root canal treatment at Noosa Family Dental is performed with as little discomfort as possible.
Dental Treatments Designed Around You
What Are My Options?
There are multiple options for managing a tooth that has died. To ensure you make the best decision for your oral health.
At Noosa Family Dental, we aim to save your teeth. A root canal treatment offers you the ability to keep your tooth in your mouth, relieve pain and remove the diseased and infected pulp.
Root Canal Therapies That Keep You Smiling
What is involved in Root Canal Treatment?
A Root canal treatment involves the removal of the diseased or dead tissue. Depending on the severity of the infection and restoration needed, a root canal is a treatment that is carried out over a number of visits.
It is often done with local anaesthetic as advancements in modern dentistry have ensured that this procedure is as simple and pain-free as possible! At Noosa Family Dental we have a rotary endodontic system that greatly simplifies and speeds up the procedure. Digital x-rays are also taken through the process to ensure we are on track.
Before Your Appointment
At your root canal therapy appointment, we will numb the area around the tooth we will be working on. This ensures that there is little to no pain during the procedure. If you have a severe infection, we may prescribe antibiotics beforehand to help manage the infection.
During Your Treatment
Once you are comfortable, our dentist will access the infected tooth and begin to clean out the diseased pulp, bacteria and any debris. The root canal is then shaped ready for a temporary filling. This filling helps to reinforce the tooth and prevent further infection.
After Your Appointment
After your root canal procedure is completed, the treated tooth is more prone to fracture. Our dentists will discuss with you the best way of preventing further damage. Depending on the prior state of the natural tooth, a crown, or new filling will be necessary for long-term protection.
What To Expect After My Root Canal Treatment?
Restoring Your Smile
At Noosa Family Dental, we will guide you through the aftercare process so that your transition is as smooth as possible.
After your final root canal appointment, your restored tooth should no longer feel pain. It will, however, feel sensitive and tender for a few days. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medication recommended by your dentist.
If you have sudden or severe pains after your treatment is complete, don't hesitate to get in touch for advice and assistance. With the right care and our specialist treatment, your teeth will last a lifetime!