Root Canal (Endodontics)

Root Canal Sydney CBD

Do you have an infected tooth? Let us relieve the pain and restore your tooth with a root canal treatment at Sydney Dental Surgeons.

If your tooth hurts when you eat, or feels sensitive to temperature, it could be infected. Tooth infections don’t clear up by themselves – they need to be treated with a root canal. Sydney Dental Surgeons offers root canal therapy for patients of all ages, eradicating the infection and relieving pain and discomfort.

If our dentists think you or your child could benefit from root canal treatment, we’ll explain what the procedure involves and answer all of your questions about possible risks and costs. You can then make an informed decision about what’s right for you.

To find out more or book a consultation for Sydney CBD root canal treatment, call our friendly team today on (02) 9221 1530. You can also make an appointment online.

What is a root canal?

The root canal is the space inside your tooth that’s filled with soft tissues, called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves, which is why it feels so painful if it gets damaged or infected. This can happen if the outer tooth is damaged by decay, trauma or severe gum disease, letting bacteria into the soft centre.

If your tooth is infected, our dentists will recommend a root canal treatment in Sydney (endodontics) to save it. This is one of the most common dental procedures and involves removing the infected pulp to take away the pain and prevent an abscess from forming. After removing the infection, we’ll fill in the root canal and cover the treated tooth with a natural-looking crown to restore your smile.

Who can benefit from a root canal?

Toothache isn’t always a symptom of a tooth pulp infection, but we recommend making an appointment with our dentists if you have any unexplained problems with your teeth. We’ll examine your mouth to diagnose the problem and recommend a root canal in Sydney CBD or other suitable treatment.

Possible signs of a tooth infection are:

  • Tooth pain – this may be constant or only hurt when you bite down
  • Sensitivity – your tooth feels more sensitive to hot, cold or sweet food and drink
  • Inflammation – swelling or pus on the gum can be signs of a tooth abscess
  • Tooth feels loose or looks discoloured

Endodontic therapy has a high success rate and can usually save a tooth from extraction, which is often the only other option for an infected tooth.

Root canal procedure

Endodontic treatment can sometimes require several appointments, depending on how severe the infection is. Our dentists will use x-rays to take a close look at the infection and determine if an abscess may be present.

Root canal treatment at Sydney Dental Surgeons is carried out using local anaesthesia, so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. The tooth is opened using a dental drill and the damaged or infected pulp is removed. We’ll then disinfect the root canal to make sure all bacteria has been removed.

Once the root canals have been thoroughly cleaned, we’ll fill them with a synthetic material to prevent further infections. We’ll then seal the tooth with a dental crown or large filling. This restores the appearance and function of the treated tooth.

At Sydney Dental Surgeons, we use CEREC CAD/CAM technology to manufacture custom crowns in a single visit, avoiding the delays of having crowns made off-site.

Root canal treatment FAQ

The most common misconception about root canal therapy is that it’s painful, when it’s actually the tooth infection itself that causes pain. Endodontic treatment doesn’t usually hurt more than any other general dental procedures, as it’s carried out under local anaesthetic. If you have dental anxiety, we can discuss other types of sedation to help you feel more relaxed.

Any pain and discomfort you may feel following the procedure can be managed by taking painkillers and other medication.

Endodontic therapy is a routine dental procedure with a high success rate and low risk of complications. However, we’ll make sure you’re aware of these risks before you agree to the treatment.

In some cases, a tooth may become infected again following a root canal. Depending on its condition, we may perform another endodontic treatment or may have to extract the tooth.

There’s a chance that a treated tooth could darken over time or come loose and need to be extracted. It’s important to brush and floss the tooth as normal to help keep bacteria at bay.

If you have any unexpected symptoms or side effects after your root canal at Sydney Dental Surgeons, contact us to make an emergency appointment.

The cost of root canal in Sydney depends on what type of tooth is infected and how severe the infection is. We’ll give you an estimate for the cost during your initial consultation, so you’ll have an idea of what to expect.

Endodontics falls under major dental and may or may not be covered by your health insurance depending on your level of cover. Children’s treatments are covered by CDBS if your child is eligible.

We also offer a range of payment plans to help you break down your root canal treatment cost at Sydney Dental Surgeons.

Root canal therapy is the only treatment that can save and restore an infected tooth.

If a tooth is too badly damaged to repair, the only option may be an extraction to prevent the infection from spreading. Our dentists will always recommend a root canal over extraction if it’s possible.

Book an appointment for root canal treatment Sydney CBD

To book a consultation with our dentists or discuss the cost of root canal in Sydney, call our team today on (02) 9221 1530 or get in touch.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Make an

with a Sydney CBD dentist today

Whether you’re a new or returning patient, our team of Sydney dentists look forward to seeing you at Sydney Dental Surgeons. Our Sydney CBD dental clinic is conveniently located at 135 Macquarie Street, close to Martin Place train station. Bus stops and secure paid parking are available on Macquarie Street.

Call our friendly team on (02) 9221 1530 for more information about our clinic or to schedule a visit.

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