Root Canal Treatment
Your root canal dentists on the Central Coast. Learn more about our comfortable, gentle service.
It’s a common misconception that root canal treatment is painful and complex. In fact, our root canal specialists on the Central Coast can provide gentle root canal treatment that will have you flashing your pearly whites again in no time.
What is root canal treatment?
Bacteria can penetrate damaged or decaying teeth and reach the central pulp of the tooth. If infection occurs in the nerves and blood vessels and spreads into the root canals of the tooth, you may require root canal treatment to heal the infection and repair the tooth.
How do I know if I need root canal treatment?
Pain in the tooth while biting or chewing is a sign that your tooth may be infected. Sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages can be an early sign of pulp infection. A root canal infection may also cause swollen, red or tender gum tissue surrounding the affected tooth and a pimple may be present on the gum tissue.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to seek advice from one of our root canal specialists at our Advance Family Dental practice in Lake Haven on the Central Coast.
What does a root canal procedure involve?
If your dentist suspects that you’re suffering from a root canal infection, we will x-ray the area to determine the extent of the infection.
If necessary, a local anaesthetic will be administered so your dental professional can investigate the condition of the tooth pulp and remove any infected pulp tissue in the canal. The canal will then be disinfected and sealed before a filling or crown is applied to restore the tooth.
Root canal is an effective way to save an infected tooth from extraction and our experienced practitioners use the latest technology, instruments and materials to ensure a high success rate. Root canal infection diagnosis and treatments are readily available at our Central Coast practice, and seeking prompt attention significantly increases our ability to save your tooth and eliminate the infection before it does any further damage.