Root Canal Treatment
Endodontics is the area of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the dental pulp.
Endodontic (known as Root Canal) therapy is a treatment designed to save diseased or injured teeth. The alternative to endodontics is extraction.
Root Canal Treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth (or pulp) becomes diseased or infected. In such cases the nerve of the tooth must be removed.
The Importance of Root Canal Treatment
When a patient’s tooth pulp becomes irritated, bacteria begin to grow within the tooth. This results in pressure and causes pain as well as possible facial swelling to the patient. If a Root Canal is not performed, eventually bacteria will destroy the pulp.
The bone structure around the tooth will then become infected, causing a dental abscess, and inevitably lead to tooth loss. Previously if a tooth became infected or diseased it would have simply been removed. Today however, every possible step is taken to save all teeth and keep you with your natural teeth for life.
If root canal treatment is necessary, x-rays will be taken at your dental consultation. A series of appointments will then be assigned for your Root Canal Treatment.
Root Canal Treatment at DentArana
Throughout Root Canal Treatment, the team at DentArana will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel comfortable and at ease. We will answer all of your questions and work together as a team to preserve your teeth.
If you notice a dental abscess on the site of the infection, call us right away. A dental abscess is a dental emergency that must be treated right away. We have a same day emergency appointment available.
Contact us on (07) 3351 3366 or visit us at Shop 5 Patricks Place, Corner Dawson Parade and Patricks Road in Arana Hills.