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.
- The tooth is first cleaned and medicated to alleviate symptoms.
- 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.
- At the final root canal therapy appointment, Dr Kimberly Ivett will insert a new synthetic lining into the root canal to stabilise the tooth.
- 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!