Root Canal Treatment

A root canal can provide relief from significant pain and discomfort

Root Canal

Root canal treatment is often the most effective way to save an infected or damaged tooth and avoid the need for an extraction. What’s more, this will provide relief from the significant pain and discomfort you’re likely to be experiencing if you have a tooth infection.

At CBD Dental, we’re here to help you alleviate the symptoms of an infected tooth so you can get on with your life, pain-free.

While you may be apprehensive about having a root canal performed, our focus on patient comfort ensures this procedure involves minimal pain or downtime.

The benefits of a root canal treatment

There are many benefits of having a root canal, including:

  • Alleviating pain and discomfort
    By removing the cause of the pain (the infection), treatment can relieve the discomfort you’re experiencing.
  • Removing the risk of further damage
    A root canal removes the risk of further damage to the tooth, including abscesses or even tooth loss.
  • Avoiding the need for a dental implant
    By preserving the natural tooth, treatment can help you avoid the more invasive procedure of having a dental implant fitted to replace the tooth.
  • Restoring tooth strength
    By improving the strength of a weakened and damaged tooth, this procedure lets you get back to your normal activities with full functionality.

How does treatment work?

At CBD Dental, your comfort is always our priority. As we understand some patients are apprehensive about the procedure, we’ll use a local anaesthetic and won’t begin the procedure until you feel completely comfortable. We also utilise advanced rotary endodontic instruments for greater comfort and accuracy.

Root Canal Treatment

During a root canal

In order to complete a root canal, your dentist will make a small access point in your tooth in order to clean out the bacteria, tissue and debris, before placing medication within the canal to promote healing.

A temporary filling will be inserted to seal the tooth during this healing process.

It’s normal to have some sensitivity for a few days following your procedure, but you should gradually feel better each day as the swelling decreases.

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After a root canal

After your treatment, your tooth may become brittle and be more likely to fracture. In most cases, protecting it with a dental crown will provide the greatest longevity, especially when on a molar or bicuspid tooth.

We’ll discuss the different options with you based on your specific situation, developing a personalised treatment plan that suits your needs and achieves the best oral health outcomes.

How do you know if you need a root canal?

A root canal removes the damaged soft tissue – called dental pulp – inside a tooth. As the pulp is essential to keep the tooth healthy and alive, treatment is often essential to save the tooth and avoid the need for extraction.

If your dental pulp has become infected, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Discolouration
  • Foul tasting discharge
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold

By visiting your CBD Dental practitioner as soon as possible, we can examine your teeth and mouth using dental x-rays, which allow us to identify the presence of an infection. By treating the damaged tooth sooner rather than later, there’s a much better chance of preserving the tooth and preventing the need for more complex and costly treatment.

If you’re experiencing a toothache or other uncomfortable symptoms, visit CBD Dental as soon as possible so we can provide you with the care and treatment you need.

Book an appointment now and let us help you smile comfortably again.

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