Root Canal at Ranford Road Dental Centre

Endodontic Therapy in Canning Vale

When tooth decay creeps through your enamel and into the inner nerve (pulp) chamber of your tooth, it can create a painful abscess. Cracks and previous trauma may cause tooth nerve damage as well.

Illustration of inside of toothA filling or crown repairs areas on the outside of the tooth, but when the inside is infected, a root canal (endodontic therapy) is the only option available to avoid a dental extraction.

Symptoms of dental nerve damage typically involve:

  • Darkening of the tooth
  • A visible fistula (pimple) on the gums
  • Severe pain or sensitivity
  • Swelling in the gums or side of the face
  • Large cavities or fractures

While you might be more tempted to pull your tooth than get a root canal, preserving your natural smile is always our first priority. Healthy teeth enhance your bite’s function, appearance and reduce the extent of dental treatments necessary in the future.

What is a Root Canal?

Endodontic therapy involves opening the tooth and removing the dying or infected tissues inside of the nerve canal. After the inner chamber is thoroughly cleaned and medicated, it’s sealed off to prevent additional infection. Although the tooth is no longer vital, it can remain stable and functional for many years to come.

Root canal patients will need to have a crown (“cap”) placed over their tooth to protect the brittle enamel from wearing down prematurely. Depending on where the tooth is located, we usually recommend a durable porcelain restoration that matches the rest of your smile.

Keeping You Comfortable

There is a common misconception that root canals are extremely painful. In reality, technological advancements have made endodontic therapy gentler and more efficient than ever. Inhalation sedation is available to help you relax throughout the procedure. While root canals are routine, multi-rooted teeth take longer to treat; we want you to feel comfortable and well rested at all times.

Book an appointment online to find out if your tooth needs a root canal.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Root Canal Canning Vale, Thornlie, Southern River WA | (08) 9455 7388