Root Canals

Root canal treatment is unfairly associated with pain, but the reality is very different. Root canal treatment is a pain-relieving therapy that restores tooth function. It is the root infection itself that is causing all the agony. Dr Khumo Tlhalerwa offers gentle root canal therapy in Tumut, NSW.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Treatment in Tumut, NSW

A root infection can move from tooth sensitivity to intense tooth pain with little warning. For this reason, your dentist in Tumut, NSW recommends arranging an appointment if you notice tooth sensitivity that does not improve. Treating a potential root infection early may save you agony and the inconvenience of phoning up for a dental emergency booking.

Signs of a root infection include:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Toothache
  • Jaw swelling
  • Face swelling
  • A bump or blister on the gum

If you notice one or more signs of a root infection, we encourage your call sooner rather than later.

It’s crucial as well to get a correct diagnosis from your dentist in Tumut, NSW. Dental conditions, like medical conditions, can mimic one another.

The Root Canal Process

A quick exam, including digital x-rays, determines whether you have a root infection or other dental health issue. If you require root canal therapy in Tumut, NSW, you can count on Dr Tlhalerwa to numb the area thoroughly and employ a gentle hand.

Typically, you’ll experience immediate relief following anaesthetic. While the area is numb, your dentist clears away your infected root and pulp, using rotary endodontics—technology designed for a faster, more comfortable and more precise root canal therapy. He will then close the tooth with a healing agent if needed and a temporary filling to promote recovery.

While you may experience mild discomfort after the anaesthesia wears off, it will not be like the pain you had before visiting your dentist in Tumut, NSW.

During a follow-up appointment, we may fit your tooth with a dental crown to restore strength and viability.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped jacket that covers a prepared tooth. At Tumut Dental Clinic, we offer CEREC same-day crowns as well. This means we take digital impressions—no gooey materials—and you don’t have to wait for an outside lab to prepare your tooth crown.

We have designed root canal therapy in Tumut, NSW to be convenient and as simple as possible for our patients.

Preventing Root Infections

Your dentist in Tumut, NSW suggests brushing and flossing at least twice per day and visiting the dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleans.

Regular dental visits mean we can spot a potential infection before it becomes painful and costly. Teeth cleans clear away the stubborn bacteria that may lead to root infection, cavities or periodontal disease.

If you need root canal therapy in Tumut, NSW, we are here to relieve your pain quickly, but if we can help you prevent dental infections in the first place, all the better.

For Root Canal Therapy in Tumut, NSW, We Welcome Your Call

We serve patients in Tumut, Gundagai, Tumbarumba, Batlow, Wagga Wagga, Talbingo, Cootamundra and beyond.