► Treatment required: Local Anaesthetic, Drilling, Cleaning and shaping of canal, disinfecting, antibiotics, temporary, flushing canals, final root filling placement
► Number of Appointments: Two
► Subsequent Treatment: Crown on tooth
► Typical Treatment Plan includes:
Visit One: Removal of Nerve, shaping of canal and placement of antibiotics
Visit Two: Placement of final Root Filling
► Treatment time: 1-2 weeks
► Followup required: Crown, 12 monthly review with x-ray, Regular Check-ups, bite adjustment, Cleaning of teeth and gums six monthly
Who performs my Root Canal Treatment?
In most cases, Brisbane Smiles® will be able to complete your Root Canal Treatment in two painless visits. Occasionally, when your tooth requires special attention, or when you have previously had Root Canal Treatment which requires further attention, you will be referred to see a Specialist Endodontist.
After Treatment Instructions
After your first root canal visit when the nerve is removed, you should feel some mild discomfort for 24-48 hours when chewing on the tooth. The discomfort is not significant and does not require pain relief. This discomfort is due to the anti-bacterial actions of the medication placed inside the tooth. You should no longer feel any toothache or tooth sensitivity. After your second visit there should be minimal or no discomfort.
Your Brisbane Smiles® Dentist will recommend whether a crown, onlay or filling is placed on the tooth following its root canal treatment. It is usual that to seal the tooth effectively, a crown is placed on the tooth, and to get the best results this is best done within 30 days of completion of the root canal treatment.
A Final Word
Throughout your root canal treatment, you may have questions or concerns not covered here. At Brisbane Smiles® we will make every effort to ensure your comfort during root canal treatment. And we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Our goal at Brisbane Smiles® is to help you preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime, so you can smile with confidence.
► Type of Treatment: To the Root Canal System of the tooth
► Used for: Deep decay, infections of the root canal, dead teeth, extreme tooth sensitivity, deep cracks
► Estimated cost: varies depending on number of tooth roots
► Products used: K3 Rotary Endodontic System, Calcium Hydrozide Antibiotics, Gutta Percha Root Filling with AH26
► Products made: In Australia in our Laboratory