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Root Canal Treatment In West Ryde – What Is It And How Can it Help?

Root canal treatment in West Ryde is one of the most clinically advanced dental techniques that dentists offer. Yet, just the very mention of the name ‘root canal’ tends to strike fear into people like nothing else can.

In actual fact, root canal treatment – a type of endodontics in West Ryde – is also known as root canal therapy. West Ryde patients should know that it’s primarily designed to save the natural tooth in order to avoid complex and costly extractions and painful complications further down the line.

Rather than being a painful procedure, root canal treatment is a safe and effective way of saving a tooth – and one that is performed regularly by dentists. So, rather than inducing discomfort and pain, it’s designed to alleviate any perpetual and increasing symptoms that come with inflamed or infected tooth pulp.

Root canal treatment here in West Ryde is performed by an experienced clinician using minimally invasive techniques and a gentle touch. As professional healthcare providers, our first priority is always to preserve a tooth where possible. Here at myDentist West Ryde, we use safe and comfortable methods to achieve that aim.

So what can you expect from your root canal treatment in West Ryde, Sydney?

In the centre of every tooth is a cavity known as a pulp chamber. Within the chamber lies an intricate web of blood vessels nerves and dental pulp. When the tooth pulp is diseased, then root canal therapy is performed to remove any infected pulp, thus preventing the problem from spreading.

The process involves gently drilling through the outer layer of the tooth and exposing the infected pulp. The damaged or diseased pulp is then removed from the chamber. The tooth chamber is then flushed out and cleaned and then backfilled with a harmless thermoplastic material. Finally, the chamber is sealed off to prevent further infection and a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it.

Then during a second visit, the temporary crown is removed and exchanged for a permanent crown which has been made to match your smile perfectly.

So how long does a root canal treatment take?

A root canal treatment usually takes around 90 minutes over 1-2 treatments depending on the degree of the infection and is carried out under a local anaesthetic. Before we start your root canal treatment, Dr Suh will talk you through the process in detail so you know what to expect. If you have any questions or concerns, then he’ll answer those too. Above all, your comfort, care and safety are always our first priorities and with over a decade of experience, West Ryde patients are in capable hands.
If you would like to find out more about root canal treatment in West Ryde, come and talk to the team at myDentist West Ryde. Remember, you don’t have to suffer from a niggling tooth problem, call our family clinic on (02) 8073 9338 to see how we can help.

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




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