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Root Canal (Endodontics)

What is a root canal?

If the dental pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves has suffered an injury or developed a disease, either through trauma, cracks, or decay, you might need a root canal. In essence, the pulp may have an infection and may present with any of the following symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Severe toothache while chewing
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Dark discolouration of the tooth

If you ignore these symptoms, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues around the root of the tooth, which can result in severe pain and swelling and if you manage to get lucky and avoid these- the bacteria can damage the bone around the tooth itself. If this is prolonged without proper treatment, the tooth may not be able to be saved.

The process:

Initially, for your comfort you are numbed to help relieve any pain and make the experience as pleasant as possible. A rubber sheet is placed over the tooth to keep it dry and isolated from the rest of your mouth so that we can reduce the risk of further bacteria infecting the site.

Your dentist will then proceed to remove the nerve of the tooth, cleans and disinfects the root canal (space inside the root).  Then, the canal is shaped for a filling. During this procedure, your dentist may administer a medication to rid the root canal of bacteria.

Afterwards, your dentist will seal the root canal with a rubber-like material and then place a filling to prevent potential contamination of the root canal.

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Upon completion of the root canal treatment, a crown is recommended to cover the entire surface of the tooth. This acts to:

  • Aid in structural support since in most cases the tooth may not function adequately on its own
  • Protect the tooth and reduce the stress, injury and abrasion it may undergo normally
  • Improve its appearance

At 7 Pearls Dental Newcastle, we first examine your teeth to make a correct diagnosis of the need for a root canal. Our goal is to preserve the longevity and function of the tooth and the surrounding tissues. We will discuss a suitable management plan with you, taking into consideration your wishes, stage of life and risk factors. By removing the pulp tissue and performing a root canal we aim to eliminate the pain you may be experiencing and preserve your quality of life.

Although Root Canal treatment is a generally tolerable procedure our Practice also provides nitrous sedation. for patients experiencing a lot of pain or are anxious about the procedure.

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Mon, Tue, Fri: 8.30AM - 6:00PM | Wed, Thu: 8.30AM - 8:00PM | Sat: 9:00AM – 4:00PM | Sun: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

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Our dental clinic is very clean and have staff that practise safe procedures at all times. Cleanliness is one of the most important things in our clinic.

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Our dentists explain clearly to you the issues you have after thorough diagnosis and examination, the treatments required, the options available and the pros and cons of each option.

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