Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is a vital dental procedure aimed at preserving your tooth, particularly when irreparable damage arises from tooth decay, disease, or trauma. At Tuncurry Dental Practice, we offer effective root canal treatments to save compromised teeth and promote overall oral health.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

The procedure involves cleaning, disinfecting, shaping, and filling the canals, aimed at preserving the affected tooth. This process may require multiple visits due to complexity or can be completed in a single session, based on the individual case.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Several signs might indicate the need for root canal treatment. While some patients may show minimal or no symptoms, certain indications suggest underlying tooth issues:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • Darkening or discoloration of a tooth
  • Toothache when biting, chewing, or under pressure
  • Recurring abscesses or pimples on the gums
  • Swelling in the gums

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s essential to contact us to explore your treatment options.

Root Canal Treatment Process

A typical root canal treatment may span three stages, lasting between 30 to 90 minutes per session. These separate sessions can be spaced out over four weeks or completed in a single visit, based on your dentist’s recommendation. The procedure involves the removal of the nerve, application of temporary filler, and final sealing. Temporary fillings and antibacterial elements are placed inside the tooth between visits to promote healing and eliminate residual bacteria.

Contact Tuncurry Dental Practice to discuss any symptoms and discover how root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth and overall oral health.

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