Root canal treatment is PAIN FREE, there is nothing to be afraid of! Root canal therapy is needed if decay has spread to the tooth nerve (pulp chamber), or if a crack has developed down into the root of the tooth. Root canal therapy is done over a number of visits, depending on the reason for having the treatment.

  1. The tooth is first cleaned and medicated to alleviate symptoms.
  2. Once Dr Kimberly Ivett is satisfied the tooth has settled, she will then commence cleaning, reshaping the canals, and place new medicine in the tooth.
  3. At the final root canal therapy appointment, Dr Kimberly Ivett will insert a new synthetic lining into the root canal to stabilise the tooth.
  4. For best long-term prognosis of the tooth, a porcelain crown is recommended

Root canal treatment is a very delicate process and must be completed to ensure the tooth doesn’t become inflamed (re-inflamed) or infected (reinfected). Nothing is ever as good as the original teeth you were born with! If the tooth can be saved by undergoing root canal therapy, it’s a worthy investment in yourself!


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Make an appointment at our Waterloo dental practice or call (02) 9699 5199.