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Root Canal Treatment at Narrogin Dental Group

The team at Narrogin Dental Group provides you with a full suite of services. We welcome all ages, so we can cater for adults and children alike. Every member of your family can get the high-quality, modern care they need with us.

The health of your teeth can be adversely affected by numerous factors. If you have a cavity, a crack in the tooth or another trauma has affected a tooth, the nerve of the tooth may die off. In such a case, a root canal may be required.

Illustration of inside of toothThe Symptoms of Needing a Root Canal

If you have a toothache or any of the following symptoms, you may be in need of a root canal treatment:

  • A small pimple on the gums near the tooth root
  • A darkened tooth
  • Severe pain (though there can be none at all)
  • Visible drainage around the gumlines
  • Sensitivity when chewing
  • Large fractures

What to Expect During a Root Canal Treatment

This procedure has the power to save your tooth from having to be extracted. We’ll make repairs on the inside of the tooth so that it can function as it should.

We’ll remove the areas of decay or damage from the tooth structure, then clean out the nerve that has become infected inside of the tooth. The area is then sealed off. As of this point, your tooth no longer has the infection. The tooth’s health has, however, been affected and it isn’t as strong as it used to be. We’ll place a dental crown onto the tooth so that you can eat the foods you want without worry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any alternative to having a root canal?

A root canal treatment is a way to save your tooth from having to be extracted. It’s preferable to save your natural teeth whenever possible, which is why we recommend it over having an extraction. What our patients love to find out is that a root canal treatment isn’t at all like the painful procedure they might imagine.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

The only way to determine if you need a root canal is to have a thorough examination. We’ll be able to see the damaged tooth and if a root canal treatment Narrogin is appropriate. X-rays will be taken so that we can see the inside of the tooth and the surrounding bone. If we believe you are a candidate, we’ll discuss it with you and let you know what each step is. You’ll be able to choose to move forward feeling confident and knowing what to expect.

Will the infection go away if I wait it out?

An infection in any part of your body, including in the root of your tooth, can spread. That’s why you should never wait to see what happens and hope it might go away if you think you need a root canal treatment. It can be dangerous if the infection spreads. The only way to address it is to have the infection removed by a professional.

Can the tooth become infected again?

There is a chance that your tooth can be more susceptible to a future infection once you have already had a root canal. It’s essential that you brush, floss and attend your regular dental checkups to make sure that your oral health is protected.

Do root canals hurt?

In today’s modern dentistry, anaesthetic makes it possible for you to complete treatment with ease. We’ll make sure that your discomfort is minimised. If you feel that you need further assistance, we can prescribe a medication to take away your anxiety.

Make Your Booking Today

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, we’re here for you 24 hours a day. We have same-day visits available, too. Contact us today!

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

Root Canal Narrogin, Cuballing, Highbury, Wagin, Pingelly WA | (08) 9881 1131