Root Canal Treatment In Noosa
Suffering From Infected Teeth & Gums?
Are you experiencing tooth pain and sensitivity? Root canal therapy may be what you need to save your damaged tooth and restore its function. They are a valuable treatment in dentistry and can restore 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. We understand that a root canal treatment can be daunting for many patients, but with our experienced team, we strive to make the process as smooth as possible for you. From the initial consultation to the procedure and aftercare, our team will be with you every step of the way.
If you are experiencing pain and sensitivity, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Don’t suffer in silence, get in touch with us today!
When Should I Get a Root Canal?
When Endodontic or Root Canal Treatments Is Necessary
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
- Swelling and pain
- 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.
Root Canal Therapy To Relieve Pain
What is Involved in Root Canal Treatment?
For many patients, root canal therapy is synonymous with pain. However, this is not true! Today, endodontic treatments are done under local anaesthetic, ensuring that this procedure is as simple and pain-free as possible!
A root canal treatment is designed to save an infected tooth by removing the damaged pulp and then sealing the tooth. 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. During a root canal procedure, your endodontist will:
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, you tooth is more prone to fracture. Our dentists will discuss the best way of preventing further damage. Depending on the prior state of the natural tooth, a dental crown, or new filling will be necessary for long-term protection.
What To Expect After My Root Canal Treatment?
Let Us Restore Your Smile
At Noosa Family Dental, we will guide you through the aftercare process so that your transition is as smooth as possible. With the right care and our specialist treatment, your teeth will last a lifetime!
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.