Root Canal Treatment

Worry-Free Root Canal Treatments

Since opening in 2008, Secret Harbour Dental has been trusted by the Rockingham community to perform the most efficient, effective and painless root canal treatments. Endodontic or root canal treatment may be indicated if you’re experiencing pain when eating, experiencing a severe sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, having pain on chewing or swelling in the area around a tooth. Our dentists may run specialised pulp (nerve) tests to determine the origin of the pain and diagnose the condition. Sometimes you may have no symptoms at all, which is why regular dental examinations at Secret Harbour Dental are so important.

Why Might I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment may become necessary when the pulp is inflamed or infected. There are a variety of causes of pulpal inflammation, the most common being decay (caries). Extensive and repeated dental treatment or cracks in the tooth that allow bacteria to get into the pulp can also cause pulpal inflammation and infection. Left untreated, this pulpal inflammation can cause pain or become abscesses. 

The Process

Endodontic treatment aims to create an environment inside the tooth with minimal bacteria and allow the tooth to heal and free of pain. We make this environment as sterile as possible by removing bacteria and infected tissue debris using specialized medicaments and endodontic techniques. Then we fill this space with a specialised root filling material.

After the completion of the root canal treatment, we recommend a final restoration with a ceramic crown to protect the remains tooth structure as it is now weaker than a tooth with a normal pulp. This final step ensures a restoration to protect the tooth and return it to full function. 

Common Symptoms

Oftentimes, you will experience no symptoms that suggest you are in need of a root canal treatment. However, it’s important to be aware of what to look out for. If you’re ever unsure, please speak to our trusted team at Secret Harbour Dental to see what we’d recommend for you. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a root canal treatment take?

Our root canal treatments can often be completed within one visit, depending on the severity of the infection. We recommend speaking to our friendly team of dentists for a more accurate timeframe, as this is often determined on a case by case basis.

Is a root canal treatment painful?

If you’re worried about the pain from a root canal treatment, we recommend speaking to our talented team of dentists at Secret Harbour. When performed by a professional, root canal treatments will eradicate existing pain rather than creating more.

Do I need health insurance before booking in for a root canal treatment?

Absolutely not. We offer a variety of interest free payment plans and can recommend payment solutions like ZipPay, Afterpay and more if you’re in need of a root canal treatment.

I’m experiencing some pain in my mouth, but I’m unsure if it’s root canal related. Who do I see?

Your dentist is the most trained in the head and neck region so you should book in to see Secret Harbour Dental rather than heading to your GP.  We recommend booking in for an appointment with our team of dentists. We’re highly trained for issues related to the head and neck region and can offer our best advice. If the cause is outside of our scope, we can refer you to other specialists if needed.

I’m scared of dental treatment as I’ve had bad experiences. What should I do?

If visiting the dentist makes you anxious, please speak to our team to see how we can help. Most of the time, our nervous patients are put at ease after their initial consultation. If this hasn’t helped, we offer sedation dentistry and are highly trained at helping anxious patients.

I have a toothache, do I need root canal?

The team at Secret Harbour Dental can conduct a proper examination and X-ray to determine if you need root canal. A toothache may indicate a need for root canal, however, it’s best to examine your tooth and jaw to determine the exact problem.