Root Canal Brisbane

Root Canal Therapy in Brisbane

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a great procedure that can save a damaged teeth from  extraction or loss. A bit about the structure of the tooth: a tooth may be divided into 2 parts: Crown and Root. The portion that lies below the gum line is the root and the portion above the gum is called the crown of the tooth. Teeth are vital organs of the body. The living tissue in the center of the crown is called the pulp which is enriched with nerves and from where the tooth gets its nutrients and moisture to remain healthy. The nerves travel in canals into the root.

When the nerve of the tooth becomes infected your dentist may recommend removing the infected parts to prevent further damage to the tooth. This procedure is known as the Root Canal Treatment.

The procedure consists mainly of removing the infected root and pulp of the tooth as well as cleaning out the inside of the tooth and covering it with a protective seal.

In essence, the root canal treatment seeks to preserve the healthy parts of the tooth. By removing the infected regions, it can save the original tooth, hence avoiding extraction and permanent tooth loss.

Root Canal therapy is not the only option. The alternative option is tooth extraction. Find out more about tooth extraction by  Pure Dentistry in Brisbane.

Note: Not to be confused with the name of the treatment, a ‘root canal’ also refers to the natural cavity found at the center of every tooth root.

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Signs you may need a root canal treatment

In the past, if you had a diseased or injured nerve in a tooth, there’s a good chance you would be looking for an emergency dentist in Brisbane, have the tooth extracted and end up with a missing a tooth. Since the advent of root canal therapy, that’s no longer the case. Root canal treatment has made it possible for you to retain your tooth and save your smile.

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Brisbane Dentists with Payment Plans for Root Canal Treatment

Dentists with AfterPay

if you have AfterPay App on your phone you can use it for your root canal treatment. Pure Dentistry is an AfterPay Dentist in Brisbane. Read more about it by visiting our AfterPay Dental Page.

Root Canal Treatment for Smile.com.au Members

If you are a smile.com.au member, you’ll be eligible for discounted prices. You can contact your health fund and enquire if you are a smile member. Some health funds are automatically on smile.com.au fee schedules, including these health funds:

  • Frank
  • GMHBA
  • Defense Health
  • People Care
  • Health.com.au
  • Australian Unity
  • Budget Direct

for more information contact smile.com.au.

Root Canal Treatment Using OpenPay

OpenPay MySmilePlan is a dental payment plan. It is an interest-free payment plan for dental services. It provides a cash flow solution and helps patients to receive dental care when they need. Pure Dentistry is an approve provider for OpenPay My Smile Plan. You can use this payment plan for your root canal treatment. T&Cs apply.

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Root Canal Dentists in Brisbane

Signs you may need a root canal treatment

In the past, if you had a diseased or injured nerve in a tooth, there’s a good chance you would be missing a tooth. Since the advent of root canal therapy, that’s no longer the case. Root canal treatment has made it possible for you to retain your tooth and save your smile.

Cause of Root Canal Problems

Infection Can Cause Root Canal Problems

Tooth pulp damage can be caused by many factors, including Bacterial infection; external blow or injury; deep tooth decay; cracked tooth; bruxism, dental crown failure, periodontitis, etc.

In the worst-case scenario, tooth pulp damage can lead to a tooth loss or tooth extraction. Early detection of the damage or infection is key to a successful treatment.

Whatever the cause, the best thing to do whenever a tooth starts to bother you is to visit a dentist for a thorough investigation and proper evaluation. You may also wish to look out for troubling signs and symptoms that may suggest underlying problems in the root ends of your tooth.

Symptoms that may Require Root Canal Therapy

That said, some root canal patients exhibit little or no symptoms at all.

The common signs and symptoms associated with a root canal include the following:

  • Sensitivity when a tooth comes into contact with hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Darkened or discolored tooth
  • Moderate to extreme toothache when biting, chewing or applying other forms of pressure on the tooth
  • A recurring abscess (pus around the infected region)
  • Gum or facial swelling

As mentioned, there may not be any visible symptoms or the associated pain may come and go.

That is why the best thing you can do is to get your teeth checked regularly by a dentist. Delayed root canal treatment may lead to the spread of infection from the tooth to the surrounding tissue causing facial swelling, brain abscess and airway complications.

Brisbane Dentists Providing Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Procedure to Save your Natural Teeth

A root canal therapy involves a routine clinical procedure that is designed to save your natural tooth and avoid the need for an artificial replacement like dental implants.

Book an appointment online with Brisbane Dentist, Pure Dentistry, located in Upper Mt Gravett, Queensland – or call (07) 3343 4869.