Root Canal Treatment Maroochydore

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What Is The Root Canal?

A root canal treatment is needed for patients who have a badly infected or damaged tooth. At Suncoastdental, our qualified team can carefully remove the infected dental pulp and prevent tooth loss. Based in Maroochydore, we have helped patients from across the Sunshine Coast with their dental issues.

Inside each tooth is a pulp, which provides the tooth with nerves, connective tissue, blood supply and nutrients. When the tooth is damaged or diseased, the pulp can die which can cause permanent tooth loss if not treated immediately. When this is the case, our dentist can provide you with a root canal treatment, which effectively removes the diseased pulp to stop the infection, alleviate pain and prevent tooth loss. A successful root canal treatment means you will still have your natural teeth, and you’ll be able to eat, speak and smile without the need for dentures or dental implants.

Root Canal Procedure

At Suncoastdental, our team will always strive to protect your natural tooth. This is because your natural tooth will always work better than any artificial replacement, which will also require complex dental treatments. So, you can always count on us to carefully operate all root canal treatments.

Firstly, we will take an x-ray to examine the shape of the root canals and determine areas of infection. A local anaesthetic is then used to numb the area around the infected tooth, before a hole is drilled into the tooth to remove the pulp. For anxious patients, we can also provide IV sedation to help you relax during this procedure. Our dentist will then clean, drain and fill the tooth with a permanent filling. The tooth is then sealed for protection, and a crown is placed on top to increase structural strength. Whilst the process may sound stressful and occasionally several appointments may be needed, root canal therapy is often no more painful as receiving a regular filling.

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Symptoms of an Infected Tooth

Typically, toothaches are the early symptoms of an infected tooth, so it’s vital that you visit the dentist as soon as you experience any discomfort. This will allow us to detect problems early and minimise stress and pain further down the track. Other symptoms of an infected tooth also include:

Root canal treatments are typically a last resort option for many patients, if they wish to save their natural tooth. So, if it is recommended by your dentist, the only other option is to permanently remove the infected tooth and discuss artificial replacements.

After Care

To fully benefit from a root canal treatment, it’s vital that you carefully follow after care instructions given by your dentist. Typically, this involves brushing and flossing daily to prevent plaque buildup and reduce the chances of infection for the rest of your natural teeth. We may also suggest a new oral hygiene routine to better improve your oral health if required.

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Our Dentists

Dr Ian Fettes

Dr. Ian Fettes

B.D.Sc

Dr Fiona Campbell

Dr. Fiona Campbell

B.D.Sc. (Hons)

Dr Erin Leask

Dr. Erin Leask

B.D.Sc. (Hons)

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