Root Canal Broadbeach & Chirn Park

Why do I need a root canal?

A root canal is performed when the internal pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can cause severe pain and swelling surrounding the tooth because the tooth nerve lies within the root canal inside the tooth. The pulp or nerve may become infected due to tooth decay, a crack, chip, excessive fillings or trauma to the tooth. All of these scenarios allow bacteria to enter the internal pulp causing infection.

In order to salvage the tooth, endodontic treatment otherwise known as root canal therapy can be performed. Root canal therapy removes the internal pulp (including the nerve and infecting bacteria) in order to get rid of the infection.

Signs you may need root canal therapy

If you are suffering from the following symptoms, call the Oasis dental Studio practice as soon as possible to organise an appointment.

  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • A change in colour of the tooth
  • Inflammation of the gums surrounding the painful tooth
  • A sore or ulcer on the gum that is recurring

Root canal treatment process

Root canal therapy is performed over 2 appointments.

Step one: an X-ray is taken to assess the severity of the case and the individual shape of the canal.

Step two: A rubber dam is placed over the damaged tooth to isolate it from saliva and bacteria. From here your dentist will create a small opening in the tooth to access the pulp. All pulp tissue is removed through this opening. This process shouldn’t hurt as the nerve is dead. Water and an antibacterial flush are used to ensure no trace of bacteria is left inside the tooth. After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, the canal and small opening are sealed with a temporary filling.

Step three: At the second appointment, a permanent sealing paste is used to fill the canal and access hole and a filling is placed. Sometimes a significant amount of pulp is removed through the root canal treatment. If this is the case you will be fitted with a dental crown – a tooth coloured cap that sits over the damaged tooth to add strength and protect it from further damage.

Root Canal Gold Coast

For more information regarding root canal therapy, contact our friendly team of experienced dentists and support at one of our two Oasis Dental Studio practices located in Chirn Park and Broadbeach.

Broadbeach
Opening Hours

Monday
8am to 6pm

Tuesday
8am to 6pm

Wednesday
8am to 5pm

Thursday
8am to 7pm

Friday
8am to 5pm

Saturday
9am to 2pm

Chirn Park
Opening Hours

Monday
8am to 5pm

Tuesday
8am to 5pm

Wednesday
9am to 6pm

Thursday
9am to 7pm

Friday
9am to 3pm

Saturday
9am to 1pm

Palm Beach
Opening Hours

Monday
9am to 5pm

Tuesday
9am to 5pm

Wednesday
9am to 5pm

Thursday
8am to 4pm

Friday
9am to 4pm

Saturday
9am to 1pm

Call:
Broadbeach - 07 5526 8722
Chirn Park - 07 5627 1127
Palm Beach - 07 5525 6610
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