Root Canal Therapy

An effective way to save a tooth from extensive decay

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When people talk about endodontics, they are generally referring to the procedure known as root canal treatment.

Endodontics is the arm of dentistry concerned with the pulp – the soft tissue at the centre of each tooth. It use to be the case that teeth with damaged pulps had to be removed. Now a root canal treatment is a safe solution that can be use for saving the tooth and maintaining your natural smile.

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Root Canal Therapy may be required if the nerve or pulp of a tooth has become infected or irreversibly inflamed.

Signs you may need a root canal treatment:
  • Severe Tooth Sensitivity or tooth ache
  • Nerve damage to a tooth (hot and cold foods lead to discomfort)
  • Extreme biting discomfort which does not disappear
  • Touching or pressing the tooth hurts
  • Cracks which go into the Root Canal of a tooth
  • Trauma/damage to a tooth effecting the nerve inside a tooth
  • Tooth discolouration

When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will examine your tooth and take X-rays in order to diagnose the cause of your problem. After proper examination, your dentist will be able to tell you the best course of action to resolve your symptoms or ask you to visit an endodontist, a specialist who treats nerve damage to the teeth. Depending on the cause of the problem, your dentist may recommend a root canal.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don't have all the required information to complete a form?

If you do not have all the required information such as a Medicare card number, you will need to contact your practice's administration staff in-person or by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) 9409 3619 (Kingsway) so they can advise you of how to proceed.

What if I don't know how to get the information I need?

If you're unsure how to get the information you need to complete the form, you will need to contact your practice's administration staff in-person or by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) or 9409 3619 (Kingsway) so they can advise you of how to proceed.

Why can’t I submit my form?

There may be outstanding required fields that you need to answer before submitting your form. You should see each field that requires an answer in a red box at the bottom of your form. Once you have answered all fields, if a signature is required, you must sign your signature electronically using your mouse or fingers in the box provided.

If you are still unable to complete the form, you can fill out the form on paper at the clinic before your appointment.

I’ve already submitted this form, do I need to do it again?

If you have already submitted this form to your practice, you do not need to complete the form again. If you're unsure whether the practice received your form submission, we suggest contacting the practice directly by calling them on 9221 2777 (Perth City) 9409 3619 (Kingsway) to ask them directly.

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9221 2777 (Perth City)
9409 3619 (Kingsway)