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Root Canal

Dentist holding teeth model by patientThe team at Cannington Dental Centre strive to give you a fantastic experience every time you visit us. Requiring dental work doesn’t mean you should have a sense of dread. We want to change your mind about dental care and make sure you don’t feel nervous about your treatments. Every member of our staff is extremely gentle during all procedures.

Root canals are no exception. Though you might think that they involve a great deal of pain, thanks to modern dentistry, your root canal could be much easier than you dared hope.

Why a Root Canal Might Be Necessary

There are two primary reasons to get a root canal: an infection or inflammation. If there is an infection in the pulp of the tooth, the body can’t get rid of it due to the limited blood flow that reaches your teeth. We can flush it out with a root canal. Inflammation occurs when your tooth is hypersensitised. Again, your body along cannot stop this process. We can remove the pulp space to get rid of your pain.


During your root canal treatment, we remove the pulp material of the tooth, which is where the blood vessels and nerves are contained. After the pulp has been removed, we can fill up the space that’s left. A dental filling will be placed on top of that. A crown may be used to top off the tooth, making sure it isn’t in a weakened state.

We’ll do everything we can to make sure any pain is minimised during treatment. We may give you extra anaesthetic during your procedure. Before undergoing the root canal, it might be appropriate for you to take antibiotics to reduce the infection. Once we can diminish the cause of the infection, the procedure is likely to give you less discomfort.

After your root canal treatment, you may find that the area we addressed is a little tender. It can be easily controlled with over-the-counter medications. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to give us a call so we can advise you on what to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a root canal take?

There are typically separate appointments involved during a root canal. Some take two, while others may require more depending on the complexity of the infection and site. Generally, the. first phase involves cleaning out the infected area, then filling it and sealing it off. The second phase involves getting a dental crown placed on the affected tooth. The length of each visit will depend on your unique situation.

Do I have to get a dental crown after a root canal?

No, not always. Only if your tooth has reduced strength and stability will you need a crown after a root canal. We will tell you what we think is best for you so that you can decide how you would like to proceed.

Can an infection recur?

Yes; it’s possible that an infection can happen again in the same tooth. Though it’s not likely, there is a chance of reinfection occurring. We will carefully monitor the tooth that was treated with a root canal at your regular appointments to make sure it’s healthy and in good shape.

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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.


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