Root Canal Gold Coast
Root canal therapy provides an alternative to the traditional method of whole tooth extraction.
Preserving the natural state of your smile is what we aim for at Varsity Smiles. Root canal therapy provides patients with an alternative to removing the tooth completely.
How it works
Once a tooth has fully grown it no longer requires the root tissue or pulp to function. Unfortunately, sometimes this root tissue becomes infected. Root canal therapy is the removal of the infected tissue in order to relieve pain, stop further infection and ultimately – save the tooth.
When will root canal therapy be required?
There are a number of symptoms that signal root canal therapy may be required. It is important to seek immediate dental consultation if any of the following symptoms persist:
- Continual swelling of gums
- Toothache and sensitivity
- Swollen facial area
- Trauma to the tooth or jaw
- Serious tooth decay
- Pus around an infected tooth
Pain is often the most common and apparent symptom. Early stages of root tissue infection may cause dull, persistent aching or more severe pain when biting.
If the issue is identified and treated early enough, root canal therapy may be avoided. Once the nerve tissue is badly infected however, it is necessary to act quickly and remove the infected area to avoid complete tooth loss and further damage.
The root canal procedure
A great deal of people wrongly assume that a root canal procedure involves a great deal of pain and trauma, this is not the case. Modern dental advancements have allowed for a number of pain reducing adaptations to make the procedure as pain-free as possible.
Varsity Lakes Dental incorporate modern technologies to cater for the most comfortable treatment possible. To find out more about root canal treatment methods, please get in contact with us today.