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Root Canal Treatment

At Smiles in Currambine, we have an array of services to address your every need. We believe in preserving your teeth whenever possible. We will only recommend an extraction when there is no other avenue to save your natural tooth. A root canal treatment is one option that can protect your existing teeth.

Illustration of inside of toothWhen the inside of your tooth becomes infected, it can cause the nerve to die. Sometimes pain is involved, but other times it isn’t. In fact, you may never know that your tooth is dying unless our dental professionals take an X-ray to assess the area around the root.

At other times, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Darkening of the tooth’s enamel
  • An abscess near the gums
  • A foul taste coming from the tooth
  • Large cavities or a fracture

When a Root Canal is Appropriate

A root canal can save your natural tooth and prevent the need to have it pulled. During a root canal, the nerve chamber is accessed. Any infected pulp tissue is removed from the area. Then, it can be packed with a filling material and sealed off so that the bacteria can’t re-enter.

A root canal Currambine will usually take place during 2-3 appointments in total to make sure that the infection is completely gone and won’t recur.

Comfortable Dental Care

If you feel a bit nervous, we can take care of you. Our dentists are happy to address your needs and provide a variety of sedation options to keep you comfortable. You can choose to have treatment under nitrous oxide or take a prescription medication to help you relax. If you prefer to have sleep dentistry, we can administer general anaesthesia to you. This option is ideal for people who have serious dental phobia or need to complete several dental procedures at one time.

After Your Endodontic Therapy

Following your root canal, we will place a crown over the non-vital tooth. Having a crown prevents the brittle enamel from chipping away or wearing down prematurely. Your crown will be carefully matched to the natural colour of your adjacent teeth so that it blends right in.

You can chew your favourite foods without worry, knowing that your crown is strong and stable.

Get the Attention You Need

If you think your tooth may be infected or if you’re experiencing a severe toothache, contact the friendly team at Smiles in Currambine today! Same-day visits are available for immediate attention.

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

Root Canal Currambine, Kinross, Iluka, Burns Beach WA | (08) 9305 4888