Doonan Dental: Root Canal Treatment Experts
Root canal treatment is often perceived as an uncomfortable and painful procedure, which many people delay having. However the main purpose of root canal therapy is to relieve pain caused by an infected nerve. The tooth is saved and restored back to its full function and appearance.
Infection can be caused through an accident where the tooth has received a heavy blow or from deep decay. If left untreated, an abscess may develop increasing pain and the likelihood of the tooth needing to be removed.
Through advancements in dental technology, in conjunction with the use of specially developed fine instruments, your root canal experts at Doonan Dental, Maleny can remove the infected pulp, seal and protect your root canal chamber with tiny cone shaped fillers and restore your tooth with a high quality porcelain crown.
Some common causes of nerve infection include:
• severe decay
• fracture of the tooth from an accident
• a cracked or missing filling that has been left untreated
Root canal treatment has a success rate of over 95% and with the administration of anaesthetic, is a procedure that can be completed with no discomfort. Depending on the severity of the infection, your current oral health and other influencing factors, you may require several appointments.