Typically root canal therapy is not a painful procedure. In some circumstances when you come in with a lot of pain it may be difficult to alleviate on the first appointment. Root canal therapy is like getting a filling done, just over 3 visits.
Root canal is usually required when a tooth has been seriously damaged, whether by decay or trauma. The tooth may become painful, when the nerve becomes infected with bacteria as a result as a result of such damage.
In these cases root canal therapy cleanses the inside chamber of the tooth that hold the nerve, making it free of the bacteria.
Your tooth is then further cleaned and prepared and filled at the subsequent root therapy visits.
After these 3 visits the tooth needs a crown over it, this protects the tooth from splitting and from getting re-infected.
For more information, please call us on (02) 9523 0403. We are located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230.