Dr Philip Makepeace

123 Bargara Rd, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Root Canal Treatment

Save your teeth from extraction with root canal treatment

There is often an element of anxiety generated around the procedure of root canal therapy. The compassionate approach of the team here at Distinctive Dental care can ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.

Eliminate the anxiety associated with root canal treatment

The aim of root canal treatment is to conserve a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess. Our team will only suggest this treatment if alternative restorative procedures are no longer viable to treat your tooth’s condition. At Distinctive Dental Care we do not believe in extraction unless it is entirely necessary and appropriate – saving your natural teeth is paramount to us. Initially we will confirm that a root canal treatment is the most appropriate course of action to treat your individual concern. Following this decision our team will ensure that every possible step is taken to save the infected tooth and keep your natural teeth for life.

Address your symptoms

There are a number of indicating factors that can suggest that you may require root canal therapy. These symptoms include:

  • Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot and cold liquids
  • Tooth sensitivity to sweets
  • Pain caused from biting pressure
  • Impulsive toothaches
  • Constant or intermittent tooth pain
  • Severe tooth discomfort and pain
  • Tissue swelling of the face

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms we advise that you make an appointment to see our committed team without delay in order to save your natural tooth from extraction.

Benefit from retaining your natural teeth

The inside of your mouth is home to a number of different working elements that combine function to provide you with oral mobility. Ideally, each different element in your mouth will work together in harmony to allow you to eat, speak and smile with ease. The inside of your tooth is similarly multi-faceted, containing a number of different components that establish optimum health and function.  The different aspects operating within your tooth’s pulp include tissue, nerve fibres and blood vessels. These different elements function beneath the enamel and dentine in the hollow centre of your tooth.

Removal of your tooth’s infected pulp

The necessity for root canal treatment occurs when the tooth pulp becomes infected. This infection can be triggered by a number of factors, including:

  • Untreated tooth decay
  • Developed tooth damage beneath an old filling
  • Damage to the tooth via injury
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth grinding

It is essential that you treat inflected pulp swiftly as, if left untreated, the infection can spread and lead to tooth loss and even bone loss.

Our team can remove your damaged pulp by gently extracting the infected pulp and any decaying elements of the tooth.  Once the tooth is cleaned we will seal the root, aiming to restore the tooth back to its former function. We will ensure throughout the procedure that you experience minimal discomfort with our various pain prevention measures.

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(07) 4151 1664
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