Root Canal Therapy
Professional Dental Team in South Brisbane
Root canal therapy or RCT aims at saving a tooth that may otherwise need extraction. Such a tooth is usually in a lot of pain, where the nerve of the tooth is infected by decay. This procedure aims at saving the tooth structure by removing the infection within the tooth and thereby also treating the pain. The nerve of the tooth is replaced with a rubber based filling. It is usually preferable to save a tooth rather than taking it out, as you may often experience reduced chewing ability once a tooth is removed.
We have inserted a diagram as below for a quick and simple explanation of how the root canal therapy works.
Don’t hesitate to talk to our friendly team at Greenslopes Dental Studio to see if your tooth is suitable for root canal therapy. We will assess your case thoroughly before presenting you with the options to save the tooth, where possible.