At Carina Plaza Dental, we will ensure that you have a comfortable experience during and after your Root Canal Treatment.
Root canal treatment is a procedure where the nerve or dental pulp is removed. This procedure is often required when the nerve of the tooth has been damaged by trauma, or more commonly tooth decay. This treatment is an alternative to extraction, and has many advantages as you are able to retain and save the tooth.
Root canal treatment removes the inflamed or infected pulp from the tooth, where the canal is then cleaned and prepared to accept a filling material to fill the canals where the nerves were previously.
Contrary to popular beliefs about the matter, modern endodontic treatment is similar to having a routine filling, and can usually be completed in one or two appointments. And don’t worry – we’ll numb you up so you don’t feel a thing!
Like most of our complex dental work, our dentists will walk you through step-by-step so you know exactly what you are in for.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend 6 monthly visits to help maintain your teeth and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Regular preventative and maintenance examinations allows us to diagnose any dental conditions that may arise, and when picked up early enough means that treatment is much simpler and less costly.
To ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible, we recommend regular check ups, along with flossing and brushing twice daily. Limiting the use of mouthrinses, sugary foods, and tobacco products will contribute to maintenance of good oral hygiene.
The purpose of these appointments is to prevent any dental conditions and maintain the health of your teeth. We assess your medical history and discuss any problems or concerns that you may have with your dental health. Next we assess your teeth, gums and all areas of the mouth to ensure they are healthy. A thorough scale and clean will be done, followed by fluoride treatment. X-rays may also be taken at your initial visit with us, which are then updated every two years after that.
If you are having problems or concerns with your teeth, please call the practice and leave a message with your name and contact details, and our friendly staff will return your call the following business day. We can provide our patients with same day appointments for all tooth related emergencies. In the meantime, it is important to try and avoid the area as much as possible, including eating or drinking any hot or cold items as they may make your symptoms worse.
Here at Carina Plaza Dental, we support a variety of health funds, and are also preferred providers for BUPA and HCF. For your convenience, we have HICAPS terminals to make instant claims. We simply swipe your health fund card, authorise the claim and the gap can then be paid either by cash, card, or cheque.