Cockburn Endodontics – Providing Root Canal Therapy
We know a visit to the dentist can be daunting, especially if you’re worried that you might need a root canal. At Allied Dental Centre in Cockburn, our endodontic services include root canal therapy and preventative dentistry, which may be suitable for you. To book an appointment at our Cockburn clinic, click here, or contact us today.
Today’s root canals are nothing to fear!
Who Needs Endodontic Services including Root Canal Therapy & Why?
Have you ever had an abscessed tooth? If so, you know the throbbing pain and swollen gums that go along with it and the inevitable trip to the dentist for what usually turns out to be a root canal.
In the past, a root canal has been a procedure a lot of patients have feared, but with improvements within the world of endodontics, there’s now nothing to fear. As a patient at our Cockburn clinic, it’s important to remember the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain, not cause it! A root canal removes infected tissue from inside the roots of the tooth. This is done to:
- Remove infection and prevent spread into surrounding gum and bone structures
- Retains the tooth in question and avoids the need for extraction
We offer an array of endodontic services at our dental clinic in Cockburn, including preventative dentistry, to find out more get in touch with us today.
How is the Root Canal Therapy Performed?
Depending on the severity of the infection, our Cockburn dentists may prescribe an antibiotic for the infection prior to performing the actual procedure. The root canal procedure then begins with the administration of a local anaesthetic. Next, the dentist removes the damaged or infected nerve pulp tissue and fills the infected root with medicaments to treat any remaining infection. The tooth root is then packed with filling material. As the tooth is compromised from missing tooth structure, a restoration such as a filling, onlay or a crown may be required to ensure longevity.
The root canal therapy process typically takes place over several visits to our Cockburn clinic.
Need More Information Regarding the Endodontics Services we Provide?
If you are feeling moderate to severe tooth pain and notice swelling of your gums beneath the affected tooth, please call us right away and we’ll schedule an immediate appointment to get you out of pain fast.
Delay is dangerous in this case because the infection will continue to cause additional damage that could spread to your surrounding jaw structures and the need for more serious and expensive treatment.
At Allied Dental Centre in Cockburn, we are skilled in root canal therapy and endodontic treatments, so there is no need to put off treatment. We are here to help you improve your dental health safely and affordably. Get in touch with our caring team today.