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Root Canal at Bald Hills Dental

Your Endodontic Therapy Providers

Illustration of inside of toothThe caring, experienced team at Bald Hills Dental is here to exceed your expectations each time you visit us. We strive to provide the high-quality care you need and deserve. Whenever possible, we try to save your existing, natural teeth. One such option that can prevent a tooth from extraction is called a root canal treatment.

Also known as endodontic therapy, this restorative procedure involves the inner nerve chamber of a tooth. When infection or decay reaches into the tooth’s nerve, it can create an abscess that kills the tooth entirely. Fortunately, a root canal can preserve the tooth’s structure for several more years to come, so that an extraction can be avoided.

Should You Have Your Tooth Extracted Instead?

We believe it’s best to preserve your natural teeth when possible. Unnecessary dental extractions can compromise the integrity of your bone and tooth alignment, causing shifting, crowding and functional issues.

In children, primary (baby) teeth play a vital role in the developmental patterns of adult teeth. Removing one of them prematurely can contribute to complex orthodontic needs later.

The Warning Signs of Abscessed Teeth

More often than not, an abscessed tooth will cause some type of pain. However, that’s not always the case. If there are no symptoms of pain or discomfort of any type, be on the lookout for these other warning signs:

  • Bad breath or bad taste
  • Facial swelling
  • Fistula (small pimple) on the gums
  • History of a traumatic injury or accident
  • Sensitivity to temperature changes
  • Tooth changing colour
  • Tooth mobility

Not Sure? Request a Consultation

If you suspect that your tooth may have nerve damage or an abscess, it’s best to schedule an exam straightaway. Our gentle, friendly team will evaluate the tooth and order a small X-ray to evaluate the area inside and around the root. If an infection is severe, we may prescribe you an antibiotic.

When an abscess is evident, it’s best to plan to have a root canal Bald Hills as soon as possible to avoid unwanted tooth loss or spread of infection. Children should receive care immediately due to the danger an abscessed tooth can pose to their young bodies.

Book Online or by Phone

Contact us today to schedule an exam. We’re committed to ensuring the most positive patient experience for you at every visit. We have convenient Saturday hours and are open late.

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

Root Canal Bald Hills, Strathpine, Bridgeman Downs QLD | (07) 3261 5551