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Root Canal Treatment

If a tooth is badly decayed or damaged by an infection, a root canal may be necessary. This procedure is an effective way to stop an infection and any discomfort. Root canal treatment in Double Bay or Elizabeth Bay is performed with precision and care, preserving teeth that may otherwise be lost to decay and infection.

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What Is a Root Canal Treatment in Double Bay?

When a tooth becomes badly infected or abscessed, it is important to remove the infected tissue quickly. Failing to do so can cause the infection to spread to other parts of the mouth and body. An alternative to root canal may be extraction, but removing a tooth can lead to other structural issues such as malocclusion, or the shifting of teeth causing a bad bite.

The term root canal refers to the natural cavity at the centre of every tooth. Within this canal, there is soft nerve tissue and blood vessels, which is also referred to as pulp. If the pulp becomes infected, it must be removed. While the sensory pain felt from this nerve tissue helps us identify an initial problem with the tooth, the removal of the pulp does not affect the natural everyday function of the tooth.

Damage to this root can be caused by large cavities, facial trauma, or a crack in the tooth. The pulp begins to break down when this damage occurs, and bacteria multiply within the tooth chamber. During a root canal near Potts Point, Dr Yee removes the diseased pulp and root tissues, then fills and seals the tooth. It is important to protect the tooth after the root canal treatment to prevent it from fracturing due to the tooth becoming more brittle with no blood supply to the tooth. Usually a crown will be needed. In certain circumstances a filling may be adequate.

What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal vs Extraction?

While extractions are sometimes necessary, Dr Yee will always try to save your existing natural tooth. Extraction procedures result in the loss of the tooth. Extracted teeth will also need to be replaced by a dental implant or bridge to prevent movement of neighbouring teeth.

A root canal in Double Bay or Elizabeth Bay will save the tooth and stop the discomfort caused by the previously infected area. If you care for your restored tooth properly, the root filled tooth can last a lifetime.

What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal vs Extraction?

While extractions are sometimes necessary, Dr Yee will always try to save your existing natural tooth. Extraction procedures result in the loss of the tooth. Extracted teeth will also need to be replaced by a dental implant or bridge to prevent movement of neighbouring teeth.

A root canal in Double Bay or Elizabeth Bay will save the tooth and stop the discomfort caused by the previously infected area. If you care for your restored tooth properly, the root filled tooth can last a lifetime.

Contact Us

Bay Dental Studio is a modern dental boutique that offers an extensive array of aesthetic, cosmetic, and clinical services at our practice in Double Bay. Our renowned dentist, Dr Barwin Yee, has been practising at the highest level of contemporary dentistry at our practice for the past 20 years. He studied Dental Surgery at Otago University, listed as one of the top 40 dental institutions in the world. Our team of qualified professionals provide you with excellent care and cutting-edge treatments. Call us today to make your appointment on (02) 9158 6723.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.