Root Canal

Revive Your Smile with Root Canal

When a tooth’s cavity is too extensive for a dental filling, it may require a root canal. When a cavity reaches this stage, pain and sensitivity are felt in the tooth because the decay is so close to the nerve.

At Gosford Dental Excellence, we ensure the highest quality of root canal therapy by utilising magnification tools and disposable materials for your peace of mind.  

Indications For Root Canal Treatment

Ongoing discomfort

If you’re experiencing regular or intermittent tooth pain, you may need root canal treatment.
Your discomfort may travel to the underlying tooth bone or refer to your face, jaw or teeth.

Puffy Gums

Gum swelling close to a sore tooth may indicate the need for a root canal. In some circumstances, the edema may decrease or remain unpleasant or tender to touch.

Intolerance to Hot & Cold

The heightened awareness of hot and cold food, beverages and air can cause a throbbing pain or dull ache. If the discomfort persists even after you’ve stopped chewing and swallowing, you may need a root canal.

Eating or touching the tooth causes pain

Root canal therapy may be necessary if biting down on food or touching the tooth causes extreme discomfort because of decay or nerve damage. For example, if the intolerance worsens over time and doesn’t go away when you stop eating, you may need to see a dentist.

Discoloured teeth

A discoloured tooth may result from an infection in the tooth’s pulp. Roots damaged by trauma or the decay of interior tissue will appear greyish-black.

Chipped or broken tooth

Inflammation and infection can occur if bacteria find their way into a chipped or broken tooth, whether by accident, in a contact sport, or through chewing on anything hard.

How to Avoid
Root Canal

At least twice a day, brush your teeth

Floss your teeth once each day, minimum

Make use of fluoride rinses and toothpastes

Visit the dentist every six months

Have your teeth cleaned by a dentist once a year


Make appointments to maintain good oral health and prevent potential dental problems.