Root Canals and Extractions in Mooloolah, QLD
Because the symptoms associated with an infected tooth can feel severe and cause alarming inflammation, root canal treatment is often associated with pain. In reality, root canal therapy relieves pain and swelling, and can save your tooth.
If you have a toothache or severe swelling, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will lose your tooth to an extraction. Acting quickly, however, will improve our dentists' ability to save your tooth and will protect your overall health. Any infection within the body can be dangerous.
Symptoms Leading to Root Canal Therapy
While the symptoms leading to root canal treatment vary widely from one person to the next, some of the most common ones include:
- Pain and sensitivity
- Inflammation of the face or jaw
- Throbbing or pressure in the tooth or jaw
- A dark-coloured tooth
- A small lesion on the gums
- A foul taste in the mouth
Symptoms may gradually worsen or can come and go unexpectedly. Whatever your unique situation, we welcome you to get in touch with Mooloolah Dental to find out what’s happening in your mouth.
The Root Canal Procedure
When your tooth has damage from decay, cracks or trauma, bacteria can invade the innermost part of a tooth, known as the pulp.
Root canal therapy involves cleaning and shaping the inside of the tooth to remove inflamed pulp and eliminate all bacteria with medicaments. The roots' canals are then carefully filled and sealed, and we will place a protective filling or crown to strengthen the tooth.
Your tooth will be anaesthetised, and treatment is quite comfortable. After treatment, you might need analgesics for a day or two.
Dental Extractions and Wisdom Teeth
Sometimes, when we need to create space for orthodontic treatment or a tooth is too damaged to restore with a crown or root canal therapy, our dentists may recommend a dental extraction to relieve your pain and protect your remaining teeth. Our dentists have experience with many types of extraction procedures and provide dental extractions here in our Mooloolah dental clinic. For complex cases and impacted wisdom teeth, we work closely with Sunshine Coast Oral Surgeons to ensure your comfort and a positive outcome.
While losing a tooth to extraction can cause anxiety about the future of your smile, we provide a number of tooth replacement options for patients to choose from when it comes to completing their smiles.
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Complete dentures
- Implant-supported dentures and bridges
We will discuss these with you at your appointment and help you make a choice that works well for your lifestyle and budget.
Contact Us to Book a Dental Exam
Don’t let a troublesome tooth interfere with enjoying life. We provide root canal treatment and extractions for our patients in Mooloolah Valley, Landsborough, Beerwah, Glasshouse Mountains, Sippy Downs and other neighbouring areas.
The gentle dentistry we provide brings a smile to our patients’ faces.