What is Root Canal Therapy?

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Find out if root canal therapy can be improved by microscopic technology…

Root canal therapy is a very common dental procedure that removes damaged or infected pulp from inside the root canals of the tooth. This treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected. This is commonly caused by untreated dental decay, trauma that causes tooth damage, grinding teeth or gum disease. During treatment your dentist removes the infection, carefully cleans and shapes the canal system and finally seals the prepared space. Once treatment is completed, your tooth will be permanently restored. The success rate for this procedure is very high, with studies showing 97% of patients achieving a restored and healed tooth.

With 12 years of experience, the dentists at Westpoint Dental Clinic have the expertise to undertake the most complicated cases of root canal treatments. Today, Westpoint Dental Clinic is proud to announce the introduction to microscope-enhanced dentistry to significantly improve this treatment.

Microscopic dentistry – improving patient and dental care

The dental microscope uses zoom lenses which provide dentists with the benefit of accurate visualisation into the complex tooth anatomy with 25 times magnification and added lighting.

This technology can identify problems early that may have been missed by the naked eye, treat oral health issues more precisely and provide maximum accuracy.

The new advancement in high powered dentistry microscopes has seen a climb in the success of root canal therapy. By using a surgical microscope for root canal therapy your Westpoint Dental Clinic dentist can accurately clean the infected tooth, reducing the likelihood of any post-treatment complications. This technology provides you with a treatment with far less risk of perforating the root canal wall.

Why you shouldn’t fear Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy shouldn’t cause pain, it should relieve it.

As a patient, hearing that you have to undergo a root canal treatment is an unpleasant thought. However, you’re not alone; millions of teeth are treated and saved every year through root canal therapy.

This treatment is commonly associated with pain, uncomfortable noises and scary dental tools, but no more. Once considered to be one of the most painful procedures in oral care, root canal therapy is now as painless as getting a filling. Contrary to these outdated perceptions, treatment doesn’t require multiple visits and shouldn’t be painful. By using local anesthetic, patients should not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

A patient that is undergoing a root canal treatment is often already in extreme pain or discomfort from the damaged tooth, therefore the root canal treatment usually provides relief from the pain. Following the treatment, patients may feel a little discomfort during the very minimal recovery period.

Remember, by taking the plunge now with root canal therapy, you could be saving yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars on potential complications: from dental infections to tooth extraction.

To find out more about root canal therapy or request an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Westpoint Dental Clinic in Blacktown, Sydney.



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