Root Canal

What is Root Canal?

A root canal treatment is necessary when tooth decay has reached the point that the pulp is diseased or dying. Root canal (or endodontic treatment) is a process whereby inflamed or dead pulp (tooth nerve tissue) is removed from the inside of the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained*.

The dental pulp is the soft tissue in the canal that runs through the centre of a tooth. After removing the pulp, the root canals are cleaned, disinfected and shaped into a form that can be completely sealed with a filling material to prevent further infection.

What Are the Signs That a Root Canal Is Needed?

If you need a root canal, you may notice these signs:

  • Tooth sensitivity that lingers, especially to heat or cold
  • Sharp pain when chewing or biting
  • Pimples on your gums
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Swollen or painful gums
  • Deep decay or darkened gums

We Provide Affordable Root Canal Therapy

We can provide root canal therapy in our Practices to the highest standard and degree of care.

The endodontics treatment can take several appointments, depending on how complex the tooth is, and how long the infection takes to clear.

Subsequently, a crown or complex restoration to restore or protect the tooth may be recommended by your dentist at DentalCareXtra.

We offer a range of Payment Plan options to help you spread the cost of treatment.

Contact our friendly team for further information or advice about Root Canal Consultation at DentalCareXtra.

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