Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy has a reputation for being an extremely painful treatment.

During a root canal treatment at Northern Beaches Dental, you should not experience any more discomfort than you do when receiving a normal dental filling.

Root canal therapy is used to treat infected nerve tissue of teeth, saving them from extraction. This therapy treats the infected tissue (also known as pulp) by simply removing the infected material and retaining the natural structure of the tooth.

Symptoms of infected nerve tissue

There are early warning signs that can indicate the nerve tissue of the tooth has become infected, and these include:

  • Toothache and sensitivity
  • Tenderness when chewing
  • Trauma to the tooth or jaw
  • Deep tooth decay
  • Severe gum disease

What does this treatment involve?

Root canal therapy is performed under local anaesthetic to minimise any feelings of discomfort. Our dentist will carefully drill into the crown of the infected tooth to remove the infected nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth. Your tooth may then be re-enforced and protected from future damage with a porcelain crown.