Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save the tooth.
Clients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, a dentist or endodontist carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
Root canal is the treatment of choice if keeping the tooth that is causing the pain is the client's desired outcome. While clients naturally will feel some level of anxiety when told a root canal is required to fix their pain, most of the time, the procedure is easier to cope with than expected.
Root Canal Treatment at Edward Street Dental
With over 23 years in the dental industry, our dentists are very competent and comfortable treating root canal. We understand that this procedure, more than any other, is not enjoyed by most people. We have developed a multiple-stage protocol to make the visits efficient, effective and most importantly, comfortable.
The first visit is the key. This is when the client is suffering the most severe pain. We will diagnose and perform the initial stage of root canal treatment on the day the client presents to the clinic. This first procedure is critical as it brings the client's comfort levels back to 100%. At Brisbane CBD Dentists, we reserve one 60 minute block of time every working day of the year to deal with dental emergencies. This enables us to keep our clients comfortable when they are at their most vulnerable.
Once the first visit is completed, the client can now enjoy a return to feeling normal again. At this stage, the client can take the time to decide if saving their tooth is the desired outcome. If keeping the tooth is the goal, the client will return for a second appointment, within six weeks, to finish the root canal treatment. For extremely complexly shaped roots, we will refer our client to an Endodontist, once they are pain-free, to complete the root canal treatment.
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Therapy can be covered under certain private health insurance provider plans. You will need to check with your fund for your individual limits for dental procedures. We also accept a variety of payment methods. Visit our Payment Options page for information on the plans available.
If you are considering becoming a client, our consultation visit may be an option for you. It is a no-obligation consultation where we meet with you to discuss your dental health and you can assess our suitability for you and your family's needs.