We are able to offer root canal treatments to a very high standard which we are proud of at Gentle Dental – Gus Cameron.
This is especially the area of expertise for Gus Cameron who has worked closely with specialist endodontists and almost matches their standard of care.
He now has the competent help of both Christine and Tony and it usually takes them two appointments to do a root canal treatment.
You will know that you need a root canal treatment because of constant throbbing or sharp pain, lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling of the adjacent gums or tenderness of the tooth and pain on biting or chewing. On other occasions, there are no signs or symptoms or there is no pain but a swelling or pimple on the gum adjacent to the infected tooth.
At the first appointment, topical anaesthetic followed by local anaesthetic is used to numb the tooth and surrounding area for your comfort. A rubber dam is used to isolate the tooth with a small opening under magnification is made on your tooth to access the infected root canal(s). The dentist will clean and shape the canal with special instruments and disinfectants. The canal(s) is/are then filled with an antibacterial paste and covered with a temporary filling. The rubber dam is then removed.
About 10 days later, at the second appointment, the temporary filling is removed, and the canals are again irrigated with disinfectants under local anaesthesia and rubber dam. Following this, the canal(s) are filled using a rubber-based material. After a few months, if healing is satisfactory, a crown/cap is usually recommended.
Trauma – Horizontal Root Fracture
Root Canal with Post-core Build-up