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Root Canal Treatment in Brisbane CBD

Endodontic Therapy at First Dental Studio

Root canal treatment Brisbane CBDRoot canal therapy is a common dental procedure we perform here at First Dental Studio. Our team of oral healthcare professionals are highly experienced in keeping you comfortable and calm while offering skilled treatment to meet your oral health needs. We use advanced dental technology to provide precise treatment so you can rest assured that you’re getting the very best.

When an infection has seeped into the nerve of a tooth, root canals are necessary. The pulp (nerve chamber) must be cleaned before the chamber is sealed off, preventing infection from spreading and keeping your mouth in peak health.

Do You Require This Therapy?

If an urgent problem is left untreated, infection can spread into the body or neighbouring teeth. It is important to contact us if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • An abscess along your gum line (resembling a small pimple or larger swelling)
  • Pain when chewing or applying pressure to the area
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages
  • A tooth changing in colour

Even if you believe your symptoms are too mild to be a serious infection, scheduling a consultation with our team is important so our professional dentists can assess your situation.

We’ll carefully examine your unique condition and be honest with you about your options. While we always opt for the most conservative treatment, we may recommend a root canal if it’s necessary to save your mouth’s overall health.

What to Expect

Initial Emergency Relief

The first session focuses on alleviating your pain and discomfort. The dentist numbs the area, creates an access point (often through an existing filling), drains the infection, and places medication near the nerve. A temporary filling is then applied. This first appointment typically takes 30 minutes.

Cleaning and Medication

About a week later, in the second session, all passageways where the nerves are located are cleaned thoroughly, and more medication is applied. Another temporary filling is placed, which usually stays for a week. Please allow 60 minutes for this second appointment.

Sealing and Final Touches

If all goes well, in the third session, the dentist seals the root canal with a permanent filling. Depending on your readiness, crown preparation might begin, followed by a temporary crown. In a final session, the permanent crown is cemented, or a large filling is placed if a crown isn’t feasible immediately. This appointment takes about an hour but could be longer if we prepare for a crown. If you do start the crown process, another 30 minute appointment 2 weeks later is required to cement the crown.

Please be aware that you won’t be able to drink for three hours after your appointments due to numbness.


Is this procedure painful?

Modern technology makes this treatment much more comfortable than it used to be. We’ll use a local anaesthetic and let you rest your teeth during treatment so your jaw isn’t exhausted.

Can I delay treatment?

It’s essential to treat infections straightaway, so they don’t travel throughout your mouth or body. If you’re worried about the finances of treatment, consider using Afterpay, which lets you fix your smile today and break the cost into four equal payments afterwards.

Are there alternatives?

Root canal therapy can save a tooth that might otherwise need extraction. Alternatives include large fillings (with varying success rates) or tooth extraction, which might require artificial replacements like implants or bridges.

Does insurance cover this procedure?

Insurance often covers the procedure partially, but it’s advisable to check with your provider.

Stay on Top of Your Oral Health Today

Are you experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or wish to discuss root canal therapy further? Please schedule a consultation with our friendly team today, so we can assess your mouth and advise you on the required treatment.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.


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