Can My Tooth Be Saved?

Even if you are not currently feeling any tooth pain, the dentist might recommend a root canal.

Sometimes, tooth infections are painless and can spread slowly through the tooth. To stop the infection and save the tooth from extraction, the dentist may recommend a root canal treatment.

The objective is to prolong the lifespan of the natural tooth as much as possible so it can continue to function.

But What Exactly Is A Root Canal?

Root canal treatment helps relieve dental pain and save your teeth. One needs a root canal when there is an inflammation and infection in the roots of a tooth.

A person will need a root canal treatment if the pulp chamber of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. This may be due to severe tooth decay, tooth cracking and other forms of tooth damages.

Without treatment, pulp infection can cause severe pain or cause a tooth abscess, which often necessitates tooth extraction.

There are visible signs that a person needs to undergo root canal surgery:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold items
  • Pain when chewing or touching
  • Discoloration
  • Swelling and inflammation of the lymph nodes.
  • Pimple-like swelling on their gums

 

However, these symptoms are not the same for everyone – some people may show no symptoms, yet need to undergo a root canal treatment to prevent additional damage and save the tooth.

How Can A Root Canal Save The Tooth?

During the procedure, your dentist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp material and clean the pulp chamber and root canal properly. After disinfecting the area, the dentist will fill the gap with a filling material

After that, the next step is to cover the affected tooth with a crown to strengthen and protect it from damages.

The crown tooth will look and feel natural and will continue to function fully for many years to come.

If you delay our treatment, there is a risk that the infection will spread further and may lead to swelling and jawbone infection, which can be detrimental to overall wellbeing. At that point, there will be no other alternative than to remove the tooth (extraction)

Root Canal In Lalor Park

Root canal treatment helps relieve dental pain and save your teeth. One needs a root canal when there is an inflammation and infection in the roots of a tooth.

During the procedure, your endodontist, who specialises in these treatments, removes the pulp of the tooth, cleans and files the root canals, and fills the space left after the tooth preparation.

Indications for Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is performed when the dental pulp and nerve have become inflamed or infected.

Some of the main causes of dental infection include serious decay, damaged teeth, injury, or a poorly placed dental crown or filling.

Infection in the root canal can result in:

  • Redness and inflammation in the face, neck, or head
  • Recessive bone loss around the affected tooth root
  • Drainage problems may spread from the root, forming a hole on the side of the tooth, draining to the gums or through the cheek with a drainage to the skin

One may need root canal treatment if they have the following:

  • Continuous pain in the affected tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Discoloured tooth after an injury
  • Swollen face
  • Painful gums when chewing

The Root Canal Treatment Procedure

The first step is undergoing an X-ray to determine the condition of the root canals and spot if there are any signs of infection around the root.

Your Kellyville Ridge dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth.

Anaesthetics may not be needed since the nerve is already dead, but most dentists still numb the area to keep the patient relaxed.

Next, the tooth will be drilled, removing the infected pulp, nerve tissues, and other tooth structures. Water is used to flush out the debris.

After cleaning, the tooth is filled. You can have your tooth sealed afterwards, but you can also leave it as it is. Some dentists wait for a few days before sealing the tooth, while others don’t.

The last step is restoration. Dental restorations need to be placed to protect your tooth, prevent them from breaking, and for rehabilitation. Your Kellyville Ridge dentist will discuss with you the need for any additional dental work.

Root Canal Treatment in Kellyville Ridge

At Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we are dedicated to providing you with safe and effective root canal treatments with the help of regular check-ups and proper oral hygiene tips provided in our office.

Kellyville Ridge dentist also serves the local communities in KellyvilleNorth KellyvilleBeaumont HillsRouse HillSchofieldsThe PondsStanhope GardensParkleaGlenwood and Lalor Park.

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Root Canal Treatment in Kellyville Ridge

For more information about root canal treatments in Kellyville Ridge, visit our promotion page, or contact us now on (02) 8889 1588 or book your appointment online.

We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.

 

 

Kellyville Ridge dentist serves the local communities in KellyvilleNorth KellyvilleBeaumont HillsRouse HillSchofieldsThe PondsStanhope GardensParkleaGlenwood, and Lalor Park.

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Contact Info

Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge

Address: G4/8 Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge, NSW 2155

Phone: (02) 8889 1588

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thu: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (after-hours bookings available by appointment)

Fri: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sun: Closed

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There is ample free basement carpark for patients onsite

Location

Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge is located near Beaumont Hills, opposite of Ettamogah Hotel and minutes away from Kellyville Ridge Public School and Connor Greasby Park.

Kellyville Ridge dentist also serving local communities in Kellyville, Kings Langley, North Kellyville, Beaumont Hills, Rouse Hill, Schofields, The Ponds, Stanhope Gardens, Parklea, Glenwood and Lalor Park.

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