Root Canal Treatment
Your comfort is essential to us. Our experienced dental team understand the inconvenience and discomfort of a toothache, and we are here to help. We provide gentle root canal treatment for patients experiencing tooth pain in Helensvale and Runaway Bay.
Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
If you’ve experienced a toothache before or are experiencing one now, you know how miserable it can make you feel. Tooth pain is a sign that something is wrong, and it will likely only worsen without treatment. However, whether or not you need root canal treatment depends on your specific situation and the reason for the pain.
Here are some potential signs that you need root canal treatment:
- The toothache is temperature-sensitive, responding to hot or cold temperatures.
- You’re experiencing swelling near the tooth or swelling or pain in your jaw or face.
- When you chew or bite down on the tooth, it causes severe pain. You notice a blister or pimple on your gums near the tooth.
- You notice discolouration on the tooth.
To tell you for sure whether root canal treatment will relieve your toothache, we will need to examine your tooth in our Runaway Bay or Helensvale dental practice. When it comes to an infection in the root canal, timely treatment is essential to prevent the need for tooth extraction. Even if you do not have an infection, we recommend prompt treatment for severe toothaches.
We invite you to call our practice to book a consultation about your dental pain. We will try to get you into the practice for an appointment as soon as possible if we suspect you need root canal treatment.
Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
Fortunately, despite the rumours you may have heard, root canal treatment is not a specifically painful dental procedure for most patients. In fact, root canal treatment often relieves toothache pain for patients quickly and efficiently. Most patients experience almost immediate relief.
During the procedure, the area around the tooth is numbed to keep you comfortable. The dentist then removes the infected pulp and root, cleans the site, and fills it. Depending on the strength of the tooth, we may recommend placing a dental crown over the tooth after root canal treatment to protect it from further damage or infection.
What Should I Expect?
If you visit Bayview Dental Centre with a toothache, Dr Joy Lee or another member of our skilled dental team will examine your situation carefully to ascertain whether or not root canal treatment is necessary. If it is, we may choose to perform the procedure in our practice or refer you to a specialist. Our advice will depend on Dr Lee’s conclusions following your consultation.
Root Canal Treatment in Helensvale and Runaway Bay
We never want our patients to live with tooth pain. We are here to help you relieve your pain with proper care, whether that is root canal treatment or another procedure.
Dr Lee provides top-notch dental services to patients in Runaway Bay and Helensvale, treating toothaches with the most up-to-date technologies and dental techniques.
If you have a toothache or suspect you need root canal treatment, we invite you to call Bayview Dental Centre to book your consultation with Dr Lee. We can help make you comfortable again with prompt treatment so you can get back to your everyday activities.