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Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy (also known as endodontic treatment) is a very practical way to relieve symptoms of a decayed and infected teeth and is a beneficial way to preserving it for many years to come. The aim of root canal therapy is to save a tooth that is severely damaged due to decay or injury. This type of dental procedure is needed when bacteria invade the dental pulp or deep within the tooth’s inner chamber. This chamber houses the all important nerves and blood supply that provide the tooth with nourishment and vitality.

Left untreated, a dental infection this deep will destroy the surrounding tissues and bone, causing a dental abscess that may be extremely painful. Dental infections are a serious matter and can be life threatening if spreads causing swelling in your cheeks, face and neck because it can restrict breathing.

Visit the dentist in Woodville, Adelaide right away if you experience symptoms of an infected tooth, so our caring dentist can relieve you of these types of symptoms:

  • Severe toothache when chewing
  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Loose tooth
  • Pus or abscess near the affected area
  • Discoloured tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Injury to the tooth, which exposes the nerve causing bleeding
  • Break or crack in the tooth that extends into the nerve of the tooth
  • To save the dying tooth due to aging or previous trauma

The Root Canal Procedure

Dr Anisha Sanghavi achieved her Masters degree from university in root canal therapy. She is especially trained to carefully remove the diseased and infected pulp, clean the area relieving you immediately of dental pain and discomfort. The canal is then filled with a special anti-biotic medicine initially the allowed to heal for a few weeks.

If is very important that this initial stage of pain relief only, is followed up and completed to sanitise and permanently seal the canals that have been treated. For this reason, root canal therapy will require a series of 2 – 3 appointments. The final process of Root Canal Therapy at St Clair Dental is for the dentist in Woodville to finalise the treatment with a permanent restoration and or dental crown so that the tooth can be preserved for many years to come.

Schedule a time with Dr Anisha Sanghavi in Adelaide to discuss the benefits of root canal therapy ph (08) 8445 1246


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