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Root Canals at My Dental Moments

Illustration of cross-section of toothAt My Dental Moments, we take a conservative approach to dental care, which means we take every possible measure to save your natural teeth. We believe that you should be able to have fully functional teeth for your lifetime. If you have a tooth that has severe decay or is painful, it may be due to an infection. In such a case, we may recommend a root canal treatment to restore your tooth.

When a Root Canal Is Necessary

A cavity or infection can go deeply into the nerve of your tooth, causing it to die off. When this occurs, a filling isn’t enough to address the problem. We remove the infection, then fill the nerve to block bacteria from going back into the area. You can think of your tooth like an egg. We go in to clean the inside of the tooth, leaving the “shell” intact. To give your tooth the strength it needs, we’ll restore it with a dental crown.

The best way to determine if a root canal is the right choice for you is to have a consultation with a member of our experienced dental team. We’ll examine your tooth and let you know what your options are for treatment.

What to Expect During a Root Canal

Any root canal will begin with pain management measures to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. How long it will take depends on which tooth we are addressing. The back teeth will take a bit longer because they contain more canals, and the numbing process can take longer for a back tooth. More severe infection can also take longer to numb. In such a case, you may be here for 30-60 minutes. A front tooth that is a simple case can be completed in just 15 minutes.

The first step is to have the infection cleaned out from the tooth. The nerve root is then sealed off to prevent re-infection from occurring. To complete your root canal, we’ll apply a dental crown to the compromised tooth. This measure is necessary to ensure that your tooth can function and stay strong as it should.

Experience Immediate Relief

Do you have a toothache? A root canal West Ryde can give you the quick relief you’ve been hoping for. Don’t delay in getting the care you need. Contact My Dental Moments today to schedule your appointment with us! We accept health funds and are providers for Medibank and Bupa.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Root Canal West Ryde NSW | 02 9807 1087