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Root Canal Therapy at Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre

Illustration of inside of toothAt Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre, we make every attempt to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. Though an extraction may be necessary for certain situations, having root canal therapy can be an alternative that saves your tooth.

Root canal therapy is nearly painless. In fact, with some cases, no anaesthetic is required. You may find minimal discomfort occurs 12-24 hours afterwards, which is easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal treatment?

If you have problems that are located in the core of the tooth, made up by the dental pulp and nerve, the treatment is called a root canal. It saves your tooth from having to be removed.

What is the dental pulp?

The pulp is the soft tissue made up of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels. You have one in each tooth, which extends from the tip of the root up to the crown of the tooth. When a tooth is cracked, or a cavity is deep, bacteria can enter the nerve, causing an infection that can result in an abscess or a pocket of pus. An abscess causes further damage to the bone that’s around your teeth. If the infected pulp isn’t addressed, you’ll experience swelling and pain..

What happens during root canal therapy?

The dental pulp that has been compromised is removed, and the root canal is cleaned and shaped. It can then be filled, with a medication applied if needed to fight off infection. The pulp chamber and root canal are filled and sealed off. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the affected tooth to give it greater strength and stability.

How long will the treatment last?

With the proper care, your restored tooth can last a lifetime. Be sure to brush and floss at home and see us for your biyearly checkups for the best results.

Want to Learn More?

Do you have questions about root canal therapy Blockhouse Bay? Our team is here to answer them. Contact us today! Health fund cover is accepted.

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Root Canal Blockhouse Bay, Lynfield, Auckland | 09 627 9970