Stress-Free Root Canal’s on the Gold Coast at Fresh Family Dental
You probably prefer the idea of teeth whitening rather than emergency dental work, but if you’re needing a root canal, look no further than Fresh Family Dental.
You might require root canal therapy when a tooth has very deep decay or has been heavily knocked. When the nerve of the tooth has been impacted, it often leads to pain and sometimes infection as well. Root canal therapy (RCT) is the treatment our Gold Coast dentists use for diseased or dying pulp.
At Fresh Family Dental, we can perform this procedure in house; however, in rare cases, we might refer you to a trusted specialist to get the job done in the best way possible. RCT usually takes between one to three appointments.
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Step One: Measuring and cleaning the inside of the tooth
Once the decision to start root canal treatment has been made, we take great care in numbing up the tooth we will be working on so that the patient has the most comfortable experience possible. We then place a rubber dalm (a little like a surgical drape) around the tooth to keep the bacteria out and allow us to keep things as clean as possible. Next we measure the inside of the tooth to within 0.5mm using a variety of techniques including Xrays and an electronic ruler. Then we clean out the tooth internally, run some disinfectant through it and place some medicine and a temporary filling to allow the disinfected tooth some time to settle down.
Step Two: Sealing Up the Tooth
The second and final session of a Gold Coast root canal will most likely occur a fortnight following the first session. This is just so the tooth has had time to rest and heal, as well as giving time for any infections to resolve.
This second session focuses on filling the whole tooth, including both the bottom of your tooth and the top of your tooth, also known as the crown. For the root section, the dentist will fill it with gutta-percha, which is a material that feels a lot like rubber. This will be compacted down so that there are no gaps of air within the canals. The top of the tooth will then be finished off with a regular filling and you’ll be all done!