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Root Canal Therapy in Applecross & Mt Pleasant

Patient listening to doctor at dental visitAt Mount Pleasant Dental Centre, we understand that struggling with a damaged or infected tooth can be a stressful and painful experience. Thankfully, root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure that can save a damaged or infected tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.

How Do Root Canals Work?

Root canal treatment is a procedure that addresses infected, dying or damaged tooth nerves. If you have a tooth nerve that is irreversibly damaged because of deep decay or an abscess, the tooth will gradually die.

Thankfully, our dentist can gently clean out the damaged nerve, disinfect the open area left behind, then seal the empty nerve canals with a special type of resin. This procedure addresses the source of your tooth pain and prevents it from recurring.

Completing a root canal also allows us to rebuild the tooth and preserve it for several more years.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

If you suspect that you need a root canal, we will perform a thorough examination of the affected tooth. A small X-ray may also be necessary. Root canals are frequently recommended when a tooth is cracked, has a large cavity or there is an active abscess or X-rays show evidence of a dying nerve inside your tooth.

Choosing to get a root canal prevents you from losing your tooth altogether. By preserving your natural smile as long as possible, we’re able to prevent the need for additional restorations to replace your missing tooth.

Book Today

At Mount Pleasant Dental Centre, our skilled dental professionals will work with you to determine the best course of action for your unique oral health needs. Our goal is that you leave with a healthy and pain-free smile. Contact us today to request an appointment.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Root Canal Therapy Applecross, Mt Pleasant WA | (08) 9364 5580