At Dental Haus, we can provide root canal therapy for Palm Beach patients.
During the root canal treatment process, our dentists will remove your infected or dead dental pulp.
There are a few different symptoms that may indicate that your tooth is damaged and may need a root canal, including:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment with Dental Haus. We will assess the situation and recommend the best possible course of action.
The process for getting a root canal is relatively straightforward. First, your dentist will clean the tooth and remove any decay. The next step is to remove the damaged tissue from inside the tooth. This is carried out by making a small opening in the tooth and then using special instruments to remove the tissue. Once your dentist has removed the damaged tissue, they will fill and seal the tooth. The whole procedure usually takes one or two visits to the dentist, and it’s usually successful in saving the tooth.
Root canals are not usually painful, but you may experience some discomfort during the procedure. This is typically due to the numbing medication wearing off. However, your dentist will give you local anaesthesia to minimise any discomfort. You may also experience some sensitivity in the tooth after the procedure, but this is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
There are a few risks associated with root canals, but they are relatively rare. The most common complication is an infection, which can occur if the bacteria is not completely removed from the tooth during the procedure. Other complications can include pain, inflammation and damage to the surrounding teeth. However, these complications are usually minor and can typically be treated by your dentist if they do occur. If you have any concerns before undertaking a root canal, your dentist can address these with you before beginning the procedure.