Root Canal Therapy

Stop your tooth pain at the root and start smiling again.

Three little words no one wants to hear: Root canal therapy

It may be the dental treatment that most people dread, but without root canal therapy, you could end up facing far more unpleasant issues like jaw bone loss or losing your tooth altogether.

Root canal treatment is an effective way to stop your tooth pain at the source and repair the damage inside. The good news is that most cases can be treated in just one visit. And there’s really no need to worry — with our gentle techniques and advanced technology, you’ll barely feel a thing!


Minor cases can be treated in just one appointment


From $299


None! You'll be good as gold once the anaesthetic wears off
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A gentle way to ease your pain and save your tooth

Feel good again

Get the effective care you need to relieve your tooth pain in just one visit

Advanced technology

Our state-of-the-art technology and gentle techniques ensure minimal discomfort and a quick recovery

Save your smile

Root canal therapy has a high success rate, meaning there’s a good chance to save your tooth
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Three steps to a healthier, pain-free smile


Easily book online

Jump on our online booking system and choose a time that suits you


Get to the root of your problem

Your dentist will thoroughly clean out the root canal and seal it with tough, tooth-coloured composite material


Get on with life, without the pain

Most cases can be treated in just one visit so you can get back to living your life — without tooth pain!
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What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy (or root canal treatment) is a thorough and effective way to clean and repair the damage inside an infected tooth and stop the infection from spreading. It’s the best way to save your tooth — and save you the cost of getting dental implant surgery.

What happens during root canal therapy?

First, a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and surrounding area to ensure minimal discomfort. During treatment, a hole is drilled into the tooth and the soft centre (known as dental pulp) is removed. In some cases, it can take a few appointments for the dentist to complete the treatment and a temporary filling will be placed in the tooth to protect it between procedures. The space is then cleaned, filled and sealed so the tooth cannot get infected again. A dental crown may also be placed over the surface of the tooth to increase its strength if necessary. After treatment, you won’t be able to see any visible marks on your tooth and you’ll be protected from re-infection.

When is root canal therapy needed?

Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth that is badly infected or damaged due to decay, gum disease, cracked fillings, injury or wear and tear. When the dental pulp is damaged, bacteria can grow inside the tooth, leading to an infection or abscess at the tooth’s root. Root canal therapy is the most effective way to clear out this infection, repair the damage and save the tooth.

What are the signs that I might need root canal treatment?

In some cases, you may experience no symptoms that your tooth needs root canal treatment. But most commonly, the signs include:

- Toothache or pain when biting and chewing
- Swollen, tender gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks that persists after the heat or cold has been remove
- Darkening or discolouration of the tooth
- Pus around an infected tooth

How painful is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment may be more uncomfortable than a normal tooth filling because the procedure takes longer — but it is generally no more painful than a filling. In fact, root canal therapy helps to get rid of the pain caused by the infection. During our gentle treatment, local anaesthetic is used to numb the area so you’ll barely feel a thing!

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Great White Smiles is your trusted local dentist in Engadine, serving Sutherland Shire for 15 years. Book for you and the family at the same time for real convenience.
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Engadine, NSW 2233
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