Root Canal Treatment in Brisbane and Cannon Hill
In the past, when a tooth became infected due to decay or serious trauma involving the pulp (nerve of the tooth), it would need to be removed. Today, My Dentist at Cannon Hill can offer root canal treatment to remove the infected sections. The root canal treatment procedure is safe and proven, and best of all, it can save your natural tooth.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of infected dental pulp, come and talk to our team about root canal therapy.
What Is Pulp and How Do I Know If It Has Become Infected?
Dental pulp is what makes up the tissues and nerves in your teeth. If your tooth becomes severely decayed or damaged, your dental pulp may become infected or it may even die. Unfortunately, dental pulp cannot heal itself, so action from a dentist is required. The symptoms and complications of infected pulp include:
- Tooth and mouth pain, especially when biting or chewing
- Swelling of the face
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods
- General sickness due to the infection
- Eventual deterioration of the bone
Root Canal Treatment Procedure at My Dentist at Cannon Hill
Our friendly dentists like to ensure that you are always at ease, whether it is a general check-up or a more involved procedure. For root canal therapy, My Dentist at Cannon Hill will provide a local anaesthetic, as well as other technology as required.
Root canal treatment is not as bad as many people think. It simply involves:
- Opening the pulp chamber of the infected tooth
- Removing the infected or dead sections
- Medicating, irrigating, cleaning and filing your tooth
To complete the process, a permanent crown or filling will be used to seal and support the tooth after the infection has been removed. This procedure is normally completed across one or several separate appointments depending on the case.
Recovering from Root Canal Therapy
The team at My Dentist at Cannon Hill truly cares about your wellbeing. We will provide complete aftercare instructions and tell you what to expect following your procedure.
As a safe and low-risk treatment, side-effects and recovery time are generally minimal and straightforward. Inflammation around the area is common, but this should resolve in a few days or weeks. Following this, you can enjoy a pain-free, worry-free smile once again!
Information and Appointments
My Dentist at Cannon Hill provides root canal treatment to the people of Brisbane and the local area of Cannon Hill and the surrounding suburbs. We are happy to help the residents of Murarrie, Morningside, Carina, Carina Heights, Tingalpa, Hemmant, Balmoral, Hawthorne, Bulimba, Carindale, Belmont, Seven Hills and Camp Hill.