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Root Canal Treatment

Dentist Perth Endodontic Therapy

Doubleview Root CanalIf you’re suffering from a severe toothache in Perth or a recently fractured tooth, it could be that the dental pulp (nerve) inside of the tooth is damaged. The dentists at Dentist Perth can help you restore your tooth before it needs to be extracted. Endodontic therapy is another way of referring to a root canal treatment that can address toothaches that originate from within the pulp of the tooth. Today’s modern treatment options for root canal therapy ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.

Why is a Root Canal Important?

The pulp of your tooth contains nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive. If irreversible damage to the pulp takes place, inflammation or abscesses can develop. Not only is the affected tooth damaged, but the infection may spread to adjacent teeth as well. We use special instruments to remove the infected pulp, followed by medication placed inside of the tooth to completely eliminate bacteria. Finally, the root canals are cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection. The rest of the body is protected from possible systemic infection that can impact general health and well-being.

After Your Endodontic Treatment

Teeth won’t be sensitive after having a root canal, as there is no longer a vital nerve inside of the tooth that can cause you to feel pain. However, some discomfort may remain for a few days after the procedure. This is completely normal. Our dentist may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication to limit unnecessary pain during your recovery period. Even without a vital blood supply, endodontically treated teeth continue to thrive because of the attachment tissues surrounding the root and holding it in place. Our Wembley Downs, Sorrento and Doubleview dentists will need to place a crown over the tooth following a root canal treatment to prevent any damage to the brittle enamel left behind.The end result is a a healthy smile.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, contact Dentist Perth today to schedule an exam. We’re open late, with three convenient Perth dental clinic locations to choose from.

Root Canal Treatment in Doubleview, Wembley Downs, Sorrento WA | Dentist Perth