Root Canal Treatment in Avondale, Auckland
Often the most effective and conservative ways to protect patient health is to treat teeth that suffer from damage or decay. Root canal treatment offers an alternative to dental extraction in the event that the pulp and nerve of the tooth develop an infection.
While root canals often have a negative reputation, you will be happy to know that we offer gentle root canal treatment in our Avondale dental clinic and welcome you to contact us if you experience a dental emergency.
A full evaluation will be necessary to determine the proper course of treatment, but a few common symptoms point to the need for root canal treatment.
- Pain and sensitivity
- Discoloured tooth
- A small lesion on gum tissue
- Bitter taste
Symptoms may develop slowly and worsen over time. At Avondale Dental Centre, we prioritise dental emergencies and will arrange a booking as soon as possible to ensure comfort and health are restored promptly. We welcome you to contact us at the onset of symptoms.
Root Canal Procedure
As with all treatment we provide, we will ensure that you receive the proper anaesthetic for a pain-free experience. For fearful or anxious patients, we offer sedation dentistry options for a relaxing and worry-free visit.
Our dentist will make a small access to the canal in the tooth before cleaning out any diseased tissue and bacteria. We use the gold standard of endodontic treatment – rotary instruments – making treatment more successful, precise and efficient. Small, flexible titanium tips gently clean canals without damaging the surrounding tooth structure.
Once canals are cleaned and treated with medication, we fill the canal and place a temporary restoration on the tooth to keep out bacteria and food particles as the body continues to heal the area.
It is normal for the tooth to feel slightly sensitive for a few days as inflammation decreases and healing completes.
Root Canals and Dental Crowns
Removing the pulp from the tooth leaves the tooth without a blood supply, and it can become more brittle. Often, patients choose to have a dental crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from the forces of chewing. A dental crown covers the entire tooth structure and encases the tooth, making it less susceptible to fractures caused by daily wear.
With the proper home care and treatment, a root canal in our Avondale dental practice can have you feeling healthy and comfortable again.
Do You Have a Toothache or Inflammation?
Often, prompt treatment can mean the difference between saving a tooth and needing an extraction. We welcome you to get in touch at the first sign of a change in your oral health. Dr Sinan Najar, Dr David Crum and Dr Lana Nekrutenk are here for you when you need them most.