Root canal is a remarkably effective dental treatment to help with tooth infection and pain. It is a way to save a tooth rather than to extract it. Our three dentists are highly skilled in root canal treatment, offering comfortable and pain-free care. To book an appointment at our clinic, located between Ipswich and Brisbane, contact our friendly team today.
What is root canal treatment?
Most commonly, root canal is needed because the dental pulp has been damaged due to tooth decay and bacteria. Inflamed dental pulp can cause various symptoms such as pain, sensitivity to heat and cold, as well as facial swelling.
It’s always better to see a dentist sooner rather than later. Sometimes the tooth might be decayed beyond repair, and an implant or a bridge might be a better solution.
Usually, root canal will involve three visits over approximately 6 weeks. This ensures we eliminate any pain, get rid of all the infection in the tooth and finally, seal and restore the tooth.
Pain-free root canal treatment
You might have heard scary stories about root canal treatment, but we’re here to ensure you that it’s not as bad as it sounds. Our dentists use innovative techniques to make your treatment as pain-free as possible. Besides, getting the root canal treatment will relieve the pain caused by the inflammation.
Local anaesthesia is used during root canal treatment. Relative Analgesia (happy gas) can be used for nervous patients for the injection, but we don’t like to use it during the procedure. This is because we need to use a rubber frame on your mouth, and we then won’t be able to monitor your airway properly. Let our team of dental health experts know if you feel nervous about the treatment, and we’ll do our utmost to make your visit comfortable.
What to expect on your visit
If you suspect you might need to visit the dentist, whether for a regular check-up or a specific problem, the first step is to give us a call. Our friendly dental assistants can help you with most inquiries, booking you in for a further consultation or treatment.
When you come in, your dentist will have a discussion with you about your needs and propose treatment. At Camira Dental, we take pride in telling the truth about patient needs, never engaging in up-selling.
You’ll get an upfront quote on the full cost of treatment before starting. If needed, it’s possible to prioritise treatment to spread out the cost. We won’t start any treatment without your verbal consent to proceed with the plan.
We use innovative pain-free techniques, providing gentle care. If you have sensitive teeth or a fear of the dentist, don’t hesitate to let our team know. We’ll do our best to make you feel comfortable during your visit.
Join our regular dental check-up scheme
At Camira Dental, we generally recommend booking in for a dental scale and clean every six months. However, this will differ based on your situation, such as how prone you might be to tooth decay or gum disease. That’s why we encourage everyone to join our regular dental check-up scheme as a way forward to good dental and general health. This way, we can monitor and maintain your oral health over time.
Please note that when you sign up the regular check-up scheme, appointments are bulk billed to your health fund (conditions apply).
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you remove the root during root canal treatment?
No, we remove the nerve inside the root, the root of the tooth remains intact.
Is root canal painful?
Usually there is some discomfort for a few days after, the procedure itself is not painful as it is done under local anaesthetic.
How long do the effects of root canal treatment last?
We can expect about ten years plus. If the tooth is badly decayed and little tooth structure is left, then the tooth will not last long and we may advise extraction rather than a root canal
How much does root canal treatment cost?
The cost depends on the type of tooth and how many roots it has; we can only give you a quote by examining the tooth.
Do I get the root canal at your practice, or do I have to see a specialist?
Most root canals are handled here but, we do refer the more difficult cases to a specialist endodontist.