Root Canal Therapy

Expert Root Canal Treatments At Blacktown Dental Group – Book Your Appointment Today

When the soft tissue inside the tooth, called the pulp, gets infected or inflamed, a root canal treatment becomes necessary. During this process, the dentist removes the infected pulp and cleans out the root canals before sealing them up. Don’t worry though, it’s not as scary as it sounds! If you or your loved one are in need of a root canal treatment, we have got just the place for you – Blacktown Dental Group! We are experts in providing top-notch dental care and will make sure you’re in safe hands.

Endodontic therapy

Endodontic therapy or more commonly referred to as root canal treatment,  is one of the last lines of defence when it comes to saving a damaged or infected tooth.

The word endodontic originates from two root words: ‘endo-‘ meaning ‘inside’ and ‘dont-‘ referring to ‘tooth’. As such, it’s a type of therapy that focuses on treating the inside of a tooth. Most dental treatments involve restoring the outside surfaces with fillings or crowns, but a root canal involves the pulp chamber where nerves and blood vessels are housed.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

If you have a tooth with a crack or cavity that extends into the nerve chamber, those pulp tissues can become infected. As a result, the tooth may abscess or experience severe pain. Past trauma — even if it occurred decades earlier — may also cause a tooth nerve to die. When these situations occur, getting a root canal allows you to preserve the remaining tooth structure for several more years.

Common Signs

Dealing with tooth pain can be a real bummer. If you’re wondering whether you might need a root canal treatment, here are some common signs to look out for:

  • persistent toothache 
  • sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures 
  • swelling around the affected tooth
  • a pimple-like bump on your gum, and darkening of the tooth

If you need more clarification or want expert advice tailored specifically to your situation, give our staff at Blacktown Dental Group a call. They’ll be happy to assist you!

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This is How It Goes – Our Procedure for RCT

So, you’re looking for some information on root canal treatment (RCT) at Blacktown Dental Group. Let us break it down for you below.

  • Consultation – Schedule an appointment with our friendly team at Blacktown Dental Group. They will assess your dental condition and determine if a root canal is necessary.
  • Preparing for the procedure – Once it’s confirmed that a root canal treatment is required, our dentist will explain the process in detail and answer any questions or concerns you may have. They’ll also provide instructions on pre-treatment care.
  • Numbing the area – On the day of the procedure, our dentist will administer local anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Trust us, you won’t feel a thing!
  • Removing infected pulp – Our skilled dentist will carefully remove the infected pulp from your tooth using special tools. This helps alleviate pain and prevent further damage.
  • Cleaning and disinfection – The canals inside your tooth are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to eliminate any remaining bacteria or debris.
  • Filling and sealing – After cleaning, we’ll fill those canals with a material to seal them off from further infection.
  • Restoring tooth structure – In most cases, a crown or filling is placed on top of the treated tooth to restore its strength and protect it from future damage.

That’s it! Our team at Blacktown Dental Group is here to guide you through every step of this root canal journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions or want to schedule your consultation. We’re always happy to help!

What to Expect During Treatment

Having a root canal doesn’t feel much different than getting other routine dental treatments completed. Thanks to comfortable nitrous oxide sedation and local anaesthetic, we can complete your endodontic treatment while you relax.

Depending on which tooth is being treated, some root canal treatments will take longer than others. Teeth further back in the mouth have more roots and therefore more canals to clean, medicate and seal off.

Following your endodontic procedure, we recommend fitting your tooth with a porcelain crown. Being that root canal-treated teeth are no longer vital, the remaining enamel can be quite brittle. A crown will help to protect it. Contact us today for an appointment.

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