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Edward St Dental

What is a root canal?

Do you ever experience pain in your teeth? Maybe you’ve noticed signs of a potential infection, or chewing food feels painful. In some cases, patients with painful symptoms or sensitivity in their teeth may require a root canal treatment, but what is a root canal exactly?

Save Your Smile With a Root Canal Procedure

At Edward St Dental, we do our best to preserve our patients’ teeth and keep their smiles bright and healthy. After determining that a patient requires a root canal (otherwise known as an endodontic treatment), we’ll take the following steps to safely perform the procedure and save their tooth:

  1. Numb the tooth and surrounding area
  2. Drill into the tooth’s canals to completely clean or remove any decay
  3. Shape the canals
  4. Fill the root canals with gutta-percha (a safe, biocompatible material)
  5. Seal and protect the tooth with a dental crown

Book Your Dental Appointment in Brisbane CBD

Each patient’s smile is unique, and we do our best to preserve natural teeth, eradicate pain, and keep teeth healthy and functional. If you’re experiencing pain in your teeth or something doesn’t feel quite right, we invite you to arrange a consultation with our friendly staff. By taking a closer look, we can find the best way to get your smile back where you want it to be.

Patients can call us on (07) 3221 5855 or book online to get started.