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Root Canal Information, Costs and More

When it comes to root canal treatment, our Gold Coast dentists stay up-to-date with the latest technology and instruments in order to make your experience as comfortable as we can. We use rotary instruments on your teeth, making the filing process more effective as using an apex locator which electronically measures the length of the roots. While these should be standard practice for all root canal treatments on the Gold Coast, our root canal specialists take pride in making sure we are as gentle and efficient as possible.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or damaged pulp inside a tooth and replacing it with a filling. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When the pulp becomes infected or damaged, it can cause severe pain and can even lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

What are the reasons we would recommend root canal therapy?


If the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected due to decay or injury, it can cause a painful abscess to form at the root of the tooth.


If a tooth is cracked or fractured, it can damage the pulp and lead to infection or inflammation.


If a cavity is left untreated, it can eventually reach the pulp and cause an infection.

What is Involved in a Root Canal Procedure?


We will examine the tooth and take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage to the pulp.


We will numb the area around the tooth using a local anaesthetic. In some cases, you may be given a sedative to help you relax.


We create a small hole in the top of the tooth to access the pulp.


We use special tools to remove the infected or damaged pulp and clean the inside of the tooth.


Once the tooth is cleaned, we fill the empty space with a special material. This helps to support the structure of the tooth and prevent further infection.


After the root canal therapy is complete, we may recommend placing a crown or other restoration to protect the tooth and restore its function. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort and sensitivity, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs.

In some cases, root canal therapy may not be successful or the infection may return, which requires additional treatment, such as tooth extraction or re-treatment of root canal therapy. We will always discuss all options with you to make an informed decision about your ongoing treatment.

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