Shellharbour City Dental provides you with a full range of dental treatment options and gives you the information you need to enable you to make the best possible decision about your dental needs, or emergency dental treatment
Root canal therapy is an option for teeth that have been damaged from trauma or disease which has started to affect the nerve of a tooth. When disease has reached the root canal of the tooth the tissues inside the tooth become inflamed which is a common cause of toothache. Bacteria can enter the inflamed tissues within the tooth leading to infection of the root canal system and the bone and tissue that support the tooth. Your dentist will test a tooth if it is suspected that its nerve may have begun this process and advice you on the options for its treatment. Often a tooth with signs or symptoms of inflammation, infection or breakdown of the nerve can be saved by the process of root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a very intricate and precise procedure that aims to clean and disinfect the root canal system and save the damaged tooth. In most instances a crown will be recommended following this to help strengthen the tooth and give it the best long term success rate possible.