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Root Canal Treatment at
Just White Dental

Older smiling man with white hair and beardTeeth are detailed structures that involve different layers. The outermost is called enamel, followed by dentin and then pulp. The root canal contains the dental pulp, which is made up of blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp becomes diseased, it can die off or cause toothaches and abscesses.

Extraction and facing the loss of a tooth isn’t the sole option available to you. Your tooth can be saved with a pain-free, comfortable root canal at Just White Dental.

Preserving Your Bite and Smile

You may require a root canal if the pulp of the tooth dies off or becomes diseased. It can happen due to cracked or chipped teeth, decay, wear or trauma. If you suspect you might need a root canal, the signs you may be a suitable candidate include tooth discolouration, pain, soreness or swelling of the gums and sensitivity.

Saving your tooth with a root canal rather than resorting to extraction ensures that you can chew and bite as you should. If a tooth is removed, the rest of your teeth can shift out of position due to the space left behind.

What to Expect

Once we’ve determined that a root canal is the most suitable option for your situation, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable before starting on the procedure. First, the root canal will be cleaned and any infected material removed. The root canal is then sealed off.

If you have a more complex case, multiple visits may be required. If an infection is already present, we can then prescribe antibiotics for it. Root canals are generally highly successful, though the outcome depends on your age, healing capacity, overall health and more. Bacteria may re-enter the tooth and cause a subsequent infection. If there is a risk of this happening, we may seal off the tooth with a crown or recommend a second treatment.

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Contact us today to arrange a same-day or Saturday appointment or to discuss root canal therapy West Ryde!

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Root Canal West Ryde NSW | (02) 9807 8066