The real truth about root canal therapy

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What you have heard about root canal therapy may not true…

Root canal therapy is commonly misconceived to be a painful dental treatment. Fortunately that is not true!

At Perfect Teeth in Cairns root canal therapy should bring no more discomfort than that of a regular filling. Our team pride ourselves on being exceptionally gentle and caring when it comes to treating decaying teeth. If you have missed your six monthly appointment, or if you have a tooth that is sensitive, do not hesitate to book your appointment as soon as possible. Swift treatment can mean the difference between having root canal therapy to save your natural tooth and needing to have the tooth extracted.

Why do I need root canal therapy?

If you are experiencing severe pain in your tooth due to the tooth’s pulp becoming damaged or infected, you may need root canal therapy. While a tooth coloured filling can often be suitable to treat decay, if the decay has spread it is likely that you will require root canal therapy to remove all of the damaged pulp.

Root canal therapy can help you retain a natural tooth that is heavily decayed, instead of losing the tooth. Once a tooth is lost, it cannot grow back.

What should I expect from root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure that restores a tooth by removing the damaged tissue and restoring the integrity of the tooth structure. Once the damaged pulp is removed the tooth will be supported with a strong and durable filling.

It is not uncommon for a tooth that has received root canal therapy to become brittle, however in order to counteract this we can restore the strength of your tooth with a dental crown if a filling is not suitable. Your root canal treatment will most likely be performed over two appointments. During root canal therapy you should experience no more discomfort than you would while receiving a regular filling.

Comprehensive care at Perfect Teeth

We are devoted to providing you with ultimate dental care combined with stellar service at Perfect Teeth in Cairns. At Perfect Teeth we are on the forefront of advancements in dental technology, and endeavour to bring every one of our patients an easy and comfortable dental experience.

If you require gentle care for root canal therapy our team can make you feel relaxed and comfortable.

For more information on tooth coloured restorations or to book an appointment at our Cairns Redlynch dental practice, please contact us.




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