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Root Canal Treatment

Happy, smiling coupleAt Kinross Drive Dental, we want you to show off a happy and healthy smile for life. We believe in preserving your natural teeth whenever possible. If a tooth has been infected, a root canal may be necessary. Through state-of-the-art technology, modern equipment, and our gentle touch, root canals can be easily tolerated. Generally, the procedure is straightforward and takes place over two appointments.

When Is a Root Canal Needed?

Pain in the tooth can indicate that the nerve or pulp of a tooth has become inflamed and infected. If not addressed immediately, you may end up having the tooth extracted. Therefore, it’s essential to seek attention if you notice the following signs:

  • A tooth that is chipped, cracked or has a hole
  • Pain when chewing
  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums
  • A lesion or abscess on the gum around a suspected infection in a tooth
  • Swelling in the face or neck
  • Long-lasting, extreme sensitivity in a particular tooth
  • Discolouration in a tooth

What to Expect During a Root Canal

This procedure is easier and faster than in years past thanks to advances in dentistry. It involves the same comfort level that you would experience when receiving a filling. At an initial consultation, we’ll perform an evaluation including X-rays to show the area of decay. Local anaesthetic is administered so that the affected area is completely numb. Dr Jessica Filipiak (Dentist) will then clean out the tooth’s pulp that has been affected by the infection.

The space is then sealed off to prevent bacteria from re-entering. In most cases, a dental crown or other restorative option will be placed to give the tooth strength and stability. The restoration is set at a follow-up, completing the process in two visits.

Want to Learn More?

Contact Kinross Drive Dental today to book your evaluation for a root canal Kinross! We accept health funds or can arrange a flexible payment plan with you.


Root Canal Kinross, Burns Beach, Currambine, Iluka WA | (08) 6201 6555