Root Canal Dentists Sunshine Coast
The objective of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease or injury resulting in the death or infection of the nerve in the tooth.
It is preferred to save your own tooth, where this is possible, as it will generally be better than an artificial tooth. Your own tooth will be stronger and better for biting and chewing.
The space where the nerve sits, the root canal, is cleaned and the infected nerve removed and then a sealing material is placed inside. A root treated tooth is at increased risk of fracture and we usually recommend the protection of an artificial crown to greatly reduce this risk.
Why do I need a Root Canal?
A root canal is done to get you out of pain from a toothache. Toothache occurs when a nerve in the tooth dies off, usually as a result of decay, but it can be from cracks and trauma. Root canals are the only option to save a tooth that is giving you a toothache or where the nerve has died off.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal involves removing the infected nerve from your tooth, cleaning out bacteria in the nerve that are causing you pain, and sealing it to prevent re-infection. At Avenue Dental we have the latest equipment to make this procedure faster, better, and more accurate and painless.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
No. We do a root canal because you have a toothache. The root canal gets you out of pain. During the procedure you will be completely numb and should not feel any pain. The biggest problem most people have during a root canal procedure is boredom. To help you cope with this we have DVDs you can watch or music you can listen to. People who have root canal horror stories often remember the pain from the toothache itself and forget that it was the root canal that got them out of pain.