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Root Canal Treatment in South Brisbane

Illustration of inside of toothWith a conservative approach to dentistry, we believe in saving your natural teeth whenever possible. A root canal is one option that can prevent you from having to proceed with a tooth extraction. Though in days past, the thought of a root canal would probably make you think of a pain, the team at Melbourne St Dental Studio is well-versed in keeping you comfortable during this straightforward procedure.

If you have a tooth that is infected, you will likely experience pain. An abscess may result, and eventually, the tooth can be lost. Root canal treatment is a form of endodontic therapy that can save the tooth from having to be extracted.

What to Expect

During this restorative procedure, the nerve canal is cleaned out to remove the bacteria that cause the infection. By doing so, it relieves any discomfort you are in and prevents the bacteria from being able to spread the infection to the rest of your teeth.

There are usually two visits involved. At the first, the cleaning is performed, and the area is sealed off so that the bacteria can’t re-enter the nerve. It’s like a filling that is applied deep inside the tooth. At a follow-up visit, we’ll place a crown on the tooth. A crown is necessary because your tooth structure will be weakened from the decay. It will prevent further damage from occurring and give your tooth the stability it needs.

The Signs You May Need a Root Canal

There are several symptoms you can watch out for. If you experience any of the following, it may be a sign that you require a root canal:

  • Severe, throbbing tooth pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • A fracture or decay in a tooth
  • What looks like a small pimple on the gums
  • Swelling in the face or gums
  • A dark area near the tooth root (seen on dental X-rays)

Why Choose a Root Canal?

There are several reasons that support having a root canal to restore your natural tooth. In doing so, you won’t risk the bone loss that can result from having lost the tooth from extraction. A bridge or dental implant can replace the lost tooth, but there is no substitute for your original teeth, and treatment costs can add up significantly. That makes root canal treatment South Brisbane the go-to solution to protect your smile.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Root Canal South Brisbane, West End, Milton, South Bank QLD | (07) 3217 2900