Root Canals at Adelaide Dental Spa
Endodontic therapy — or root canal treatment — is the preferred method of care for teeth that are dying or have an infected nerve. Instead of having the tooth removed, a root canal allows us to save and preserve it for several more years. By saving your natural tooth, you can also maintain normal biting and tooth alignment for optimal aesthetics and TMJ function.
Most root canal treatments are completed right here at Adelaide Dental Spa, rather than referring patients elsewhere.
Root Canal Misconceptions
There’s a common myth that the only thing you need to treat an infected tooth is an antibiotic. Although an antibiotic can help the initial infection to go down, it will eventually come back because there is nowhere for the residual bacteria to go. It can lead to painful recurring abscesses, toothaches, swollen gums or complete deterioration of the tooth.
Getting a root canal helps to treat the source of the pain and infection, rather than lead to additional discomfort. Being that the tooth is numbed, cleaned out, medicated and filled, there is no longer a vital nerve to cause painful toothaches or throbbing that wakes you up at night.