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Root Canal Therapy Parramatta

Root canal illustrationA root canal (sometimes called a root filling) is a special type of restorative procedure that treats the nerve of your tooth. Unlike basic fillings or crowns that address the top of your tooth, endodontic therapy also includes the nerve chamber that extends through the root.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is necessary any time a tooth is affected by

  • An abscess
  • Nerve death
  • evere trauma
  • Deep decay or cracks

Since bacteria can seep into the nerve tissues, it’s necessary to remove the nerve, clean out the hollow canal and seal it off to prevent reinfection. After a root canal is complete, you’ll need a crown over the tooth to ensure long-term protection.

Providing a Comfortable Experience

Today’s root canals are essentially painless. We use advanced treatment techniques and medications to ensure a pain-free experience where you can relax. After your root canal, the painful toothaches you had before will be a thing of the past. Endodontic therapy is meant to provide a sense of relief, rather than add to your discomfort.

Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment

It’s not uncommon for people to ask, “Can I have my tooth extracted instead of getting a root canal?” Fortunately, today’s root canals are quite gentle and preferred over removing a tooth. By preserving your natural tooth as long as possible, we can maintain healthy tooth alignment and function without adding to expenses related to tooth replacement.

How Past Trauma Impacts Teeth

Sometimes an injury may not cause dental problems for years. But one day, the nerve of your tooth may begin to die. Common symptoms include darkening of the tooth or hypersensitivity. Be sure to let us know if you remember being hit in the mouth, such as from a sporting accident.

Get an Experienced Opinion

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. To find out if you need a root canal, contact our office today.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Root Canal Therapy in Parramatta NSW | (02) 9635 6888