Root Canal

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If a tooth is damaged by decay or injury, the canals inside the root of the tooth may become infected.  If the infection is not treated, it can lead to severe pain, abscess and tooth loss.  Fortunately, the infection can be removed from the tooth and the tooth can be saved and restored to normal function.  This treatment is also known as a Root Canal Therapy (RCT).

We recommend a crown to be placed as a final measure to prevent reinfection and fracture of the root canal treated tooth.

Pain free – we ensure that all root canal treatments are carried out with complete anesthesia of the area, so you won’t feel any pain.

Attention to detail – We complete all endodontic work under magnification to ensure treatment is carried out with utmost precision and accuracy.

The best information – We use our CBCT x-ray to produce a high definition 3D image of your tooth’s canals before any treatment is started. This reduces treatment time and greatly increases the quality of the final result.

Clean instruments – All equipment and materials used during your procedure are 100% sterile. Many instruments used for root canal therapy are single use and disposed of immediately after use.

Safety – We use rubber dental dams to isolate the treatment area and prevent saliva, bacteria, or other materials from contaminating the tooth’s canals.

Working with Specialists – if the root canals appear very curved, thin or difficult to access, we can refer you to a local root canal Specialist (an Endodontist) for treatment before returning to us to complete the treatment.

Root Canal FAQ’s

How long does a root canal treatment take? 2017-12-20T14:13:19+00:00

From beginning to end, a root canal treatment takes on average an hour and a half to complete. These days, root canals are a straight-forward, common dental procedure.

Does a root canal treatment hurt? 2017-12-20T13:09:32+00:00

Traditionally, a root canal is considered a painful dental procedure. At Mona Vale Dental we completely anaesthetise the affected area, meaning our patients feel no pain during the root canal process.

What is root canal treatment? 2017-12-20T13:09:14+00:00

A root canal is a common dental procedure, designed to save or repair an infected or damaged tooth. During a root canal, the pulp (the damaged portion) of the tooth is removed, the remaining tooth is cleaned and repaired and subsequently filled in. Root canals are mostly performed on cracked teeth or teeth that have deeper-than-normal cavities – another reason to make regular dental check-ups a priority!

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

What Our Customers Say

I have had such a huge fear of the dentist since I was very young which is why I put off going for so many years (even though I knew I needed at least 2 root canals). I can't believe what a difference a few months can make. A friend recommended Mona Vale Dental for a painful tooth I could no longer ignore. From the moment I walked in Lisa on Reception instantly made me feel at ease and I was so impressed by how the clean and modern the practice was. The first session of my root canal I wad so anxious but it only took a few minutes of Alistair and his dental nurse talking me through what was happening and singing along to George Harrison as they were working away before I realised I was onto something pretty special.A few sessions in now and I can honestly say that I am completely relaxed whenever I go in there. My fear of the dentist has totally gone and for that I cannot thank them enough.I recommend these guys for anyone who has been putting of the dentist because they are scared and even if you're not. They are highly skilled, gentle, friendly and more
Verity Hare
Verity Hare
06:38 22 Mar 18
I took Alistair's advice and Hayley & Alistair made me up a SomnoBrux to address my Bruxism. Wish I had taken his advice a long time ago - I found the guard really easy to sleep with and am now sleeping so much better and not waking up with a saw jaw and a headache every morning. Can't thank you enough Mona Vale Dental !read more
Sharyn Nichols
Sharyn Nichols
03:56 06 Dec 17
The team at Mona Vale Dental is not just top notch but world class. Dr. Graham has made sure he's always a master of the latest techniques. The fact that crowns and overlays can be done in a single session (without waiting to send away for molds, etc) is awesome. The quality of the work is always high. I personally have a challenging medical background and the Mona Vale Dental team is phenomenal at making sure all the specifics of my case are considered. And, on top of this, they're simply a really friendly bunch. Couldn't recommend them any more!read more
Bryan Rollins
Bryan Rollins
21:15 02 Sep 17
I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology. They do an amazing job and in my opinion are one of the best for dental more
Francesco Fronzoni
Francesco Fronzoni
20:01 14 Aug 17
Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental more
Jane Lillycrop
Jane Lillycrop
11:40 06 Jul 17
Our company designed and built the new practice environment for Dr Alistair Graham and I must say that the entire team at Mona Vale Dental were a real pleasure to work with from start to finish. They were and still are wonderful clients and people. His team are so caring and whilst we were shooting a video on location for a whole day, I saw first hand how the team greeted and looked after their patients. Wow was I impressed. The place looks amazing too and I recommend anyone in the local area to make an appointment and go and feel what it is like to be treated by such great professionals in an amazing space. We wish you all the best Dr Graham and team in your new more
Levitch Design Australia
Levitch Design Australia
04:55 05 Jul 17
Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again. Dr Graham was very knowledgeable and explained all treatment options available. I am very pleased with my new crown which I watched being made while I waited. Very impressive. Thank more
Penelope Hitchens
Penelope Hitchens
02:34 09 May 17