Root Canal Therapy

High-quality root canal therapy in Bunbury, Eaton, Australind & surrounding areas

Root canal therapy is required when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected through damage or decay and is one of the services offered at FADC Dental Group. Failure to treat an infected tooth can lead to an abscess, severe pain and the tooth having to be removed.

Our dentists can help with all phases of root canal therapy, including:

Phase 1: Relief of pain

Phase 2: Commencement of root canal therapy

Phase 3: Final stage of root canal therapy

Relief of pain

The initial phase of treatment will see the dentist examine your teeth and gums to establish the extent of infection and locate the injured tooth. Any decay will be removed at this stage and the tooth prepped for phase two, with a temporary filling placed over the tooth until the next appointment. Much of the nerve will also be removed at this stage, for your comfort.

Commencement of root canal therapy

At the second appointment, usually 7 to 10 days later, we’ll anaesthetise the tooth and take X-rays to establish the length of the root and determine how many root canal spaces need to be cleaned. Any remaining nerve tissue will be removed after cleaning, with the space sanitised and an appointment made for eight to 10 days’ time.

Final stage of root canal therapy

The final stage will involve removing the temporary filling for good and filling the root space with the required material. The tooth will then be covered with a crown to prevent further damage to the structure.
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