Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment involves the removal of infected tooth tissue inside the roots of the tooth (canals). The canals inside the tooth are then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Once healing has taken place the tooth is permanently sealed and a filling placed.

At Langmore Dental we recommend to have the tooth crowned within 3 months of completion of a Root Canal Filling to avoid the tooth breaking, as the tooth can become more brittle after treatment.


Root Canal Treatment may be required due to the following:

The tooth is badly broken down
The tooth is deeply decayed
The tooth is infected
The tooth has experienced trauma
Facial swelling is present
A visible gum boil or pimple is present

It is a fantastic option of treatment to save a tooth instead of having it removed.

Signs that you need Root Canal Treatment may include the following:

Moderate to severe toothache that lingers and is triggered by consuming hot or cold foods
Extreme tooth pain that can keep you awake at night
Pain when biting or chewing
Swelling or recurring pimple on the gums, which may involve blood or pus when pressed
Pain in one tooth that radiates or spreads to other areas of the jaw or head


01. How long does a root canal treatment take?
A root canal treatment—in Berwick or otherwise—usually takes three appointments to complete, although less complex cases can take only one. On average, each appointment will take between 30 to 60 minutes, which can come to a collective total of anywhere between 90 minutes to four hours.
02. What happens after a root canal treatment?
After your root canal treatment in Berwick, your tooth will be frail and you may experience pain, which may call for over-the-counter painkillers. At your next appointment, your dentist will complete the treatment by strengthening your tooth with a filling or crown. Until then, you should adopt a soft-food diet.
03. How can I prevent the need for a root canal in the future?
If you want your upcoming root canal treatment in Berwick to be your last, you should brush your teeth twice per day, floss once per day and attend the dentist once every six months—sooner, if dental issues arise between appointments. You should also avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks.

In order to maximise your oral hygiene, it is important to get visit us for dental cleaning twice a year. This will prevent any plaque build-up or bacteria. Thinking it might be time to pay us a visit? Schedule your dental check up in Berwick today. Contact our team on 03 9796 1881 or

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