Horne Street Dental Group

What happens during a root canal?

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

Understanding the process can often remove a great deal of the fear surrounding dental procedures. During a root canal, the goals of treatment are to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and relieve your pain.

We begin by making sure that you are numb and comfortable. The next step is to open your tooth. We then use special instruments to carefully and thoroughly clean out the infection from your tooth and remove the infected or damaged nerve. If necessary, we may place an antibiotic treatment to prevent re-infection.

The cavity in your tooth will be filled and sealed, and a crown may be placed. You may experience some soreness following the procedure as part of your body’s natural reaction to any type of perceived injury, but this will soon fade and you will feel much better.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Great news! We can now return to providing all our patients with their dentistry needs. We do however, still have strict precautions in place and ask if you have an appointment coming up and feel unwell or have any flu-like symptoms that you contact us on Ph 9740 3588 prior to reschedule. Thank you for your support during this time and we look forward to seeing you all.