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Painless, gentle root canal
therapy treatments

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Root canal treatment

The phrase “You need a root canal” can strike fear into the heart of even the most brave dental patient! But the truth is, it really doesn’t have to. Techniques and technologies have come a long way (thank goodness), meaning that most root canals performed under normal local anaesthetic in the chair are simple and completely painless.

How do I know if I need one?

If a tooth has been badly damaged by decay that has reached the nerve, has an abscess, or is causing severe ongoing pain, chances are it will require root canal treatment.

Is it going to hurt?

This is the number one question asked by patients when informed that a root canal treatment is needed. The answer is NO, root canal should be not be a painful experience at all.

However, if a tooth is found to be severely infected, it is often necessary to prescribe a course of antibiotics before commencing any treatment, to ensure that the anaesthetic works adequately.  Your dentist will advise you if this is needed.

What does the procedure involve?

Root canal is completed in stages, (usually 3), with appointments spread out several weeks apart. To briefly summarise, the steps involved in root canal are as follows:

  • Visit 1: Remove all decay; remove damaged nerve, placement of antibiotic dressing inside the tooth.
  • Visit 2: Cleaning and shaping the canals inside the tooth roots, further antibiotic dressing placement.
  • Visit 3: Final cleaning and sealing up of all canals inside the tooth roots.
root canal diagram

What happens after my root canal is completed?

After treatment is completed, in most cases the tooth will require a ceramic crown soon after. The reason for this is to ensure that the tooth does not break or fracture, as often the remaining tooth enamel is very thin and weak following the procedure.

I really don’t want a root canal – are there any other options?

If root canal is not an option for whatever reason, extraction and replacement with a dental implant is often the next best option. Our dentists will guide you through all the pros and cons of each option so you can make an informed decision that you are comfortable and happy with.

Our practice

At Absolute Smiles, we always put our patients first. Our team is dedicated to providing a personalised dentistry service to suit your specific needs. 


We offer patients throughout Bassendean and Mt Hawthorn a full range of expert dental treatments. Please free to browse through our galleries and familiarise yourself with our work.  CLICK HERE

Meet the team

When you visit Absolute Smiles, you'll always receive a very warm welcome from our friendly team. We know that a trip to the dentist can make many people nervous, so we’ve made our practice as comfortable and relaxed as we can for your convenience. From our reception staff to our hygienists and dentists, we're always on-hand to ensure our patients receive the very best service.  READ MORE

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Get in touch for more information about our root canal treatment in Bassendean and Mt Hawthorn.

Bassendean -  08 9279 7956

Mt Hawthorn -  08 9444 1227

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