Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are a safe and effective way to save natural teeth. This root canal treatment helps people hold on to their original smile for longer by fixing damaged or decayed teeth.

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and our root canal treatments give you just that! Get in touch with the team at Riverside Dental Warkworth to learn more about root canals today.

What is a Root Canal?

Inside every tooth are small root canals that contain dental pulp, which consists of blood vessels and nerves. If the dental pulp dies or becomes diseased, it can compromise the entire tooth if a root canal is not performed.

Root canal treatment involves drilling through the top of your tooth to access the root canal and taking out the infected pulp. The canal is disinfected before being sealed with a final filling. The treatment can take several visits, each one to two hours long.

Root canal treatment results in a fixed tooth and a painless smile. Get in touch with the Riverside team today to learn more.

What You Need to Know About Root Canals

Are Root Canals

A local anaesthetic numbs the area so that the procedure will be pain-free. Once completed, you may experience discomfort for a few days, but that will quickly fade.

Root canal treatment aims to make you feel better, not worse! And our team will ensure your experience is just that.

What Are the Signs a Root Canal is Needed?

Toothache and pain around the gums are the most common symptoms people experience when a root canal is required. You may also find that your teeth are particularly sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, discoloured, and swelling or soreness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth.

While watching for these early signs is important, the only way to determine if you need a root canal is to visit your dentist as soon as these symptoms occur.

Can Root Canals be Avoided?

Diligent oral hygiene is the best protection against tooth decay and potential root canals.

Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are easy steps everyone can take to avoid tooth decay. A comprehensive oral hygiene routine will also help you pick up on any problems before they snowball into bigger issues.