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Root Canal Treatment

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The root canal is the space inside the tooth that contains the pulp, which is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Root canal treatment is typically recommended when the pulp is damaged beyond repair and cannot be saved.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms, it’s important to see your dentist  for an evaluation to determine if root canal treatment is necessary.

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A Safe and Effective Solution for Tooth Pain

When a tooth becomes infected it is likely we will need to carry out a root canal treatment. This is a very straightforward procedure that removes the infection, saving the tooth so it can be restored with either a filling or a crown.

An infection can occur if bacteria are able to penetrate deep into the central part of the tooth that houses the nerves and blood vessels to the tooth. This is called the pulp and an adult tooth is able to function perfectly well without it. Your tooth is likely to become infected if it has a leaking filling or untreated tooth decay, or has suffered some sort of trauma that has removed part of the tooth.

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Understanding the Root Canal Treatment Process

Root canal treatment is an excellent way to save the tooth and before this procedure was invented we would have had no other choice but to extract the infected tooth. If you have any concerns regarding this procedure, please speak to our friendly dental team on 02 9948 2881 or make a booking online. 

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  • How can I book an initial consultation at Balgowlah Dental Clinic?
    Booking an initial consultation at Balgowlah Dental Clinic is easy and convenient. You can schedule your appointment by calling our friendly reception team at (02) 9949 3525 or by booking online. During your initial consultation, our experienced dental team will assess your oral health, discuss any concerns or goals you may have, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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    Yes, at Balgowlah Dental Clinic, we accept all major health funds, including Bupa, Medibank, HCF, and many more.
  • How can I improve my oral health?
    At Balgowlah Dental Clinic, we believe in a comprehensive approach to oral health. To improve your oral health, we recommend scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings with our experienced team. Additionally, practicing good oral hygiene at home, including brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash, can make a significant impact. We also advise maintaining a balanced diet, limiting sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and avoiding tobacco products. Our clinic offers a range of services, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative procedures, to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss personalized strategies for improving your oral health.
  • What should I do in a dental emergency?
    In the case of a dental emergency, it's crucial to remain calm and contact our team at Balgowlah Dental Clinic immediately. Whether you're experiencing severe tooth pain, a knocked-out tooth, a lost filling, or any other urgent dental issue, we are here to help. Our experienced dental professionals will provide you with prompt and compassionate care to address your emergency and alleviate your discomfort. We prioritize emergency cases and strive to see you as soon as possible to ensure you receive the timely and effective treatment you need. Don't hesitate to call us at 02 9948 2881 for immediate assistance in a dental emergency.
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