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Root Canal Treatment In Noosa

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Sometimes teeth are too damaged to repair with a filling or crown, but don’t need to be extracted. When that’s the case, a root canal can keep your teeth intact, so removal isn’t necessary.

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Here are just some reasons why we may recommend preserving your tooth endodontically:

  • Dental abscess
  • Hypersensitivity, especially to heat
  • Chronic toothache
  • Decay reaching into the nerve chamber
  • Cracked teeth
  • Previous trauma, resulting in nerve death

Deciding not to get a root canal on a damaged tooth will allow the dying nerve to destroy the tooth from the inside (a process known as “resorption”). It can also make adjacent teeth prone to infection and disease. Treating your tooth is great for your smile as a whole.

The only way to know whether you need a root canal is to see our family dentist. We’ll take an X-ray to determine the extent of the damage, and perform various biting tests to pinpoint the source of the pain.

What to Expect

During a root canal treatment, your tooth will be thoroughly numbed. Aggressive, painful infections may require antibiotic treatment before your appointment, so that the anaesthetic can work effectively (inflammation makes teeth difficult to numb).

When you’re comfortable, we’ll create a small opening in the tooth to access the nerve chamber, then remove all the diseased pulp tissues from inside the tooth. After we’ve cleaned all the open canals, we’ll fill them permanently to prevent any type of reinfection.

Your root canal will eliminate any pain or irritation, as there will no longer be a nerve inside the tooth.

A man smiling in a dental chair.

After Your Root Canal

Since endodontic therapy removes the pulp and blood vessels from inside your tooth, the structure itself is no longer alive. As a side effect, it’s weaker and more prone to chipping or wear. To protect it and keep your tooth lasting as long as possible, we’ll place a porcelain crown over the top.

Remember to brush and floss your endodontically treated tooth the same way you would your others, so that gum disease or tooth decay don’t develop around the remaining structure.

Book an Appointment

Visit our affordable family dentist for a gentle endodontic experience that will help put a smile back on your face! Contact Morton Dental today for an appointment.

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


Root Canal Treatment Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville, QLD | (07) 5455 3577