3/94 William St, Port Macquarie
02 6583 4055

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy Port Macquarie

If a tooth is infected or damaged inside, root canal therapy may be required. Root Canal Therapy has a bad reputation but advances in technology and our investment in the latest dental equipment means that we can now treat root canal with a very high success rate, without putting you through a lot of pain, and we can treat the tooth in as little as one visit.

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

If there is an infection deep within the tooth, the ‘pulp' inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria. This may be due to an old injury or because of an untreated cavity. If left untreated this could turn into a very painful abscess and it can also lead to other serious conditions such as illness, blood poisoning or fever, you may end up needing to get the tooth removed completely! You may need root canal therapy if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Toothache
  • Pain when eating or biting down on the tooth
  • Swelling in your cheek

What is the Procedure for Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy requires cleaning out the damaged and infected tissue within the tooth. We make a small hole in the top of the tooth and using the latest in dental technology remove the damaged part of the root, clean the area and fill it. We then need to place a cap over the tooth which we can do in the same appointment using our CEREC technology.

Are there any alternatives to Root Canal Therapy?

Unfortunately, once the root of the tooth is infected the only other alternative is to remove the tooth. Here at TL Dental, we believe in providing the best and most conservative treatment possible for your particular dental problem. Hence, we don't recommend this unless it is truly the only option.

How do I look after my tooth after Root Canal Therapy?

Good oral hygiene and regular check up’s and cleans will help ensure your Root Canal Therapy is successful. Also, try to avoid biting down on any hard such as ice as this could damage your new tooth.

The root canal cost will vary depending on the damage to the tooth. Some costs will be covered by your health insurance and don’t forget to talk to us about our flexible payment solutions.

Get an appointment by calling our office on (02) 6583 4055 or by clicking the button below and we will call you with times to suit your schedule.

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