Once infection is within a tooth, the only cure is to remove the nerve. Clinically known as endodontics, root canal therapy is performed under local anaesthesia and usually takes several visits.

What Causes Root Canal Problems?

Inside each tooth lie nerve and blood vessels called the ‘pulp.’ If a tooth is decayed or damaged, bacteria can enter the tooth and cause infection in the pulp, killing nerves and causing intense pain. Bacteria can also spread into surrounding tissues, causing painful abscesses on your gums. Antibiotics can relieve pain but they do not remove the source of the infection.

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Root Canal Therapy Benefits

Root Canal Therapy Benefits

There are many benefits associated with a root canal treatment. If you’re struggling with decaying teeth that are full of bacteria, then opt for professional help from Macquarie Dental today. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Prevents tooth loss
  • Restores the function of the tooth requiring treatment
  • Prevents the possibility of infection spreading to neighbouring teeth
  • Prevents jawbone degeneration caused by tooth loss or infection
  • Helps overall health by removing the bacterial infection in the tooth
  • With modern local anaesthetics it is a virtually painless process.

Contact our team of dental experts today for more information on the many advantages of choosing a root canal treatment.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Once infection is within a tooth, the only cure is to remove the nerve. Clinically known as endodontics, root canal therapy is performed under local anaesthetic and usually takes several visits.

A root canal treatment involves drilling a hole into the tooth and removing its soft centre (the dental pulp). The dental pulp is made up of connective tissue, nerves, and blood supply, which extends into the root of your tooth. After the pulp is extracted and the bacteria is cleaned, the space is filled and sealed. At Macquarie Dental, our professional Sydney dentists perform root canal treatments and help restore the functionality of your teeth. In addition, a root canal treatment can save a badly infected or damaged tooth and restore its function.

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Root Canal Treatment

Nothing to be afraid of!

Hopefully, you now have a more reassuring overview of root canal treatment. In modern dentistry, root canal treatment is a routine procedure performed by most dental practitioners. What’s more, the myth about root canal treatment being painful is not true. As it is performed under local anaesthesia, you should feel no more discomfort than when you have a standard filling.

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Root Canal Cost in Sydney, CBD

At Macquarie Dental, we aim to keep our prices as low as possible to ensure all patients access high-quality dental care. Therefore, the cost of root canal treatments start at around $1,200. This is a significant difference from other Sydney dental clinics that may make you pay much higher rates. In addition, we offer our patients a series of comprehensive payment plans that will help manage finances and make it easier to pay off your dental treatment. Talk to us today for more information about our flexible payment plans and special offers.

Why Not Remove The Whole Tooth?

We always aim to save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. This is because the gaps left by missing teeth can cause other teeth to tilt and over-erupt, affecting your bite and causing other problems.

What Are The Risks?

As with all dental procedures, there are some risks and side effects associated with root canal treatment such as tenderness in the tooth and in the area of the infection. This is due to post-operative swelling or inflammation and should eventually subside. If not, the tooth may have become re-infected. If this is the case we may refer you to a specialist for re-treatment of the tooth.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a root canal cost in Sydney dental clinic?

At Macquarie Dental, we constantly update our prices and special offers to ensure our patients are receiving affordable dental care. Therefore, our root canal treatments cost around $1,200. However, there is no fixed price, and each treatment will be dependent on various unique factors. Contact us today for more about pricing.

How long does a root canal take?

A root canal procedure will take, on average, 60-90 minutes to complete. The entire procedure is relatively quick and efficient. However, this time may be extended for more complicated cases. Your dentist will provide you with the relevant information on how long your root canal treatment may take.

After root canal pain is normal?

It is completely normal to feel pain or discomfort after your root canal treatment. This is because your anaesthetic will wear off, and you will start to feel the impact of the deep cleaning. During a root canal treatment, the tissue around the tooth may become irritated. However, the pain will subside as the medication we place inside the tooth starts to work.

What is a root canal procedure?

A root canal procedure is when a hole is drilled into the tooth, and the infected tissue or pulp is removed. This hole is then filled and sealed up. A root canal is ideal for ridding decaying teeth of any bacteria and providing them with a deep clean for greater functionality in the future. In addition, a root canal will save the tooth from the need for extraction.

Benefits of root canal therapy versus extraction?

It is always better to try and save an original tooth as your natural teeth are better to function with than other prosthetic options. Therefore, our dentists will utilise root canal treatments wherever possible. For more information on the benefits, contact us today.

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Macquarie Dental is a reliable family dental clinic in Sydney CBD that provides exceptional oral health care. Our cosmetic, general, and emergency dental services will help enhance the aesthetic appearance and functionality of your teeth. For more information on our clinic, contact us today or call us on (02) 9223 9000.

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