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Tooth Fillings & Root Canals
If you believe you need a tooth filling, a root canal, or you’re simply not sure, book a consultation with us today. We’re here to provide oral care with a smile.
Thankfully, we no longer use silver-coloured fillings. Today, we use composite resin fillings, which are white or tooth-coloured. Firstly, our dentist will remove all decay from the tooth. Then the tooth is filled using special adhesives and an incremental build-up of composite resin filling. Once this is done, the filling is shaped and polished. In some cases, we characterise a filling using stains to give the filling a natural look.
Talk to our caring team today to discuss the best treatment option for you.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is required when a regular filling won’t fix the decayed tooth. Ideally, saving natural teeth is the best option, and a root canal is generally the way to go. Our root canal treatments are typically completed within 2 to 3 visits which are spaced a few weeks apart. The reason we book in multiple appointments is to ensure there isn’t any infection present once the treatment is completed.
You may need 2 or more visits to complete the root canal treatment. This is dependent on the root canals in your tooth. Each patient is different, so the exact procedure may differ from the one outlined below. Talk to us today if you have any questions.
Our team is highly trained in ensuring pain free root canal
treatments, contrary to popular belief. We will also spare no
effort to accommodate any unique requirements you may
have. As we are a family dental practice, we are happy to
provide root canals for patients of all ages.
If you have any questions about our procedure, or wish to request a quote, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Root Canal Procedure
Our root canal procedure is generally as follows:
Talk to one of our dentists today to discuss the right treatment for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A filling will typically last anywhere between 7 to 20 years. This is dependent on the size of the filling, location and how well you take care of your teeth
We do everything we can to ensure dental filings are painless. Patients may experience soreness/tenderness the next few days after having a tooth filled. If the pain persists for more than a week, contact your dentist.
A common misconception is that a root canal treatment is painful. Thankfully, due to anaesthetic, a root canal treatment is no more painful than having a tooth filled.
Some patients are apprehensive about X-rays because of the risks associated with radiation exposure. That’s why dentists only opt for X-rays when absolutely essential. X-rays provide dentists with important information in regard to the condition of your teeth and can identify any hidden tooth decay, issues with the roots of your teeth, and issues with your facial bones/jaw.
The mother’s body, plus a lead apron being placed over by the dentist means that the baby is well-protected in the womb. The risks are diminished further when it comes to dental X-rays because the machine used emits its beam in a very focused way, directly focusing on a small area of your jaw.