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Emergency Root Canal Brisbane

You may need root canal therapy if you’ve been experiencing a severe and sustained toothache. At My Emergency Dentist, we offer emergency root canal treatment in Brisbane and Perth for patients who require urgent treatment to help relieve pain in the gums and teeth.

Our experienced and passionate team of dentists are here to help, providing the dental care you need whenever you need it!

What Is a Root Canal?

What is a root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental treatment that removes infected or damaged pulp from the tooth to attempt to save the tooth and avoid extraction. Pulp forms the soft centre of the tooth and is made up of connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. 

Removing the pulp will help relieve the pain caused by an infection, damage, or abscesses. Your dentist will clean and disinfect the root canal before finally sealing the opened canal with a filling. Root canal treatment is also referred to as endodontic therapy. 

In an emergency, a root canal procedure will help to relieve intense pain, prevent further damage to the tooth, and preserve your natural tooth structure. The team at My Emergency Dentist is here to offer compassionate emergency dental services should you need this kind of treatment urgently.

What Is the Cost of Emergency Root Canal Treatment in Brisbane?

The costs for root canal treatments at My Emergency Dentist are as follows:

Front tooth root canal$750
Back tooth root canal$1,500

Terms & Conditions: Pricing is indicative only of an average cost. Pricing can vary depending on the medical condition and requirements of the patient, as well as the materials used.

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

You would need a root canal treatment when too many oral bacteria starts to creep in on the pulp inside your tooth. When this happens, you may experience severe toothache and gum pain, which may require emergency treatment in order to relieve and manage the pain.

What Is the Root Canal Procedure?

What Is the Root Canal Procedure
Root Canal Procedure in Brisbane

The procedure for getting root canal treatment is as follows:

  1. Consultation: Before any dental procedure, you’ll need to consult with one of our experienced dentists. We’ll take an X-ray of your mouth to get an understanding of the situation. 
  2. Anaesthesia: The first step in the actual root canal procedure is to receive local anaesthesia to help numb the infected tooth and the surrounding gums. 
  3. Dental dam placement: A small dental dam will then be placed over the gum site to keep the area dry during the procedure and to isolate the infected tooth. 
  4. Pulp removal: The pulp inside the tooth will then be removed. To access the pulp, your dentist will create a small opening in the crown of the tooth and remove the pulp with a dental file. 
  5. Shaping and filling canals: The pulp chamber and root canals will be cleaned and disinfected after the pulp has been removed. The canals will then be filled with a rubbery dental material (gutta-percha). 
  6. Sealing the tooth: A temporary dental filling will be placed in the open canal to seal it and prevent reinfection.
  7. Final restoration: Our dental clinic will make custom, long-term dental crowns for you. Once they’re ready, the temporary filling is removed, and the permanent crowns are placed.

What Symptoms Could Indicate That You Need a Root Canal?

There are a number of symptoms that could indicate you need root canal treatment. If you experience these symptoms, you should seek emergency care as soon as possible: 

  • Swollen jaw: When you need a root canal procedure, pus will seep into the gum site. Sometimes this pus doesn’t drain properly, causing inflammation and a visibly swollen jaw.
  • Chipped or cracked teeth: If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, then you may need a root canal. This is because bacteria can reach your tooth pulp through the crack or chip. 
  • Tooth pain that doesn’t get better: Toothaches related to root canal issues may be difficult to detect. This is because toothaches are generally quite a common dental issue. However, if your pain is particularly bad when chewing or putting pressure on the tooth, or the discomfort starts to spread to your jaw and your face, you may need to have a root canal treatment. 
  • Pimples on gums: The pus that has drained into the infected gum site may cause pimples to form on your gums. You’ll notice an unpleasant taste or smell in your mouth from a gum pimple. 
  • Tooth discolouration: Infected tooth pulp will decrease the blood supply to the tooth. This will make your teeth look much darker.
  • Loose tooth: Infected tooth pulp can cause teeth and roots to soften, so infected teeth may start to feel much looser.

What Are the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment?

If you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms, consider emergency root canal treatment to receive these benefits: 

  • Alleviate pain: Root canal treatment can help alleviate the severe and sustained dental pain caused by infected pulp and bacteria in the gum site. 
  • Prevent further infections: When you have an infection in your gum chamber, there’s nothing stopping it from spreading to your other teeth. It’s best to get urgent root canal treatment to prevent the spread of further infection and pain. 
  • Root canal procedures are simple and fast: Contrary to popular belief, root canal procedures only take about an hour, and they are relatively simple procedures to complete.
  • Save your natural smile: At My Emergency Dentist, we believe that everyone should have a natural, beautiful, and confident smile! Getting root canal treatment is beneficial for preventing tooth discolouration and shifting teeth.

What are the Risks of Getting Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal procedures generally boast an extremely high success rate and patients normally don’t experience any adverse effects. However, where procedures aren’t done correctly, there may be some side effects: 

  • Tooth fractures: Your tooth following a root canal procedure is generally not as strong as your original tooth  
  • Reinfection: Tooth reinfection and pain can occur with certain patients where the root canal treatment has not taken proper effect.

Are There Any Alternatives to Root Canal Treatments in Brisbane?

Root canal treatment is not the only dental option to replace an infected tooth. You could also consider:

Choose My Emergency Dentist for Root Canal Treatment in Brisbane

Root canal procedures are important to help prevent severe pain and stop the spread of infection. If you experience any symptoms related to a root canal infection, it may be best to contact an emergency dentist in Brisbane for urgent dental care.

My Emergency Dentist is here to provide exactly that. Our team of highly skilled and experienced dentists can provide the emergency dental care that you need! 

We offer: 

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

Patients tend to be fearful of this procedure because they anticipate the pain involved. To bring you confidence we have addressed some of common questions.
The actual root canal procedure is relatively painless and extremely effective at relieving the severe pain that you may experience from having an infected or damaged gum site and tooth pulp. You may feel minor discomfort and sensitivity after the procedure.
Following your root canal procedure, you may feel slight discomfort for more than a couple of days. It usually takes around 1 to 2 weeks to fully recover from root canal treatment.

Root canal treatments can be done at any age, but they tend to be more common in patients who are in their late 30s and early 40s.

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