Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is needed when a tooth’s nerve is infected, inflamed or it is beginning to die.

What causes this inflammation or infection?

  • A cavity, filling or crown breakdown
  • Any teeth that have suffered chips or cracks
  • Accidents, traumas or injuries
  • Gum disease
  • Extensive wear-and-tear


These symptoms may indicate that you need root canal treatment:

  • Swelling, extreme sensitivity or pain in the gums around a tooth
  • Significant sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Tooth discolouration


Root canal treatment will usually take two to three visits so that the inside of the infected tooth can be properly cleaned, shaped and filled once the nerve is removed. A filling is fitted on top of your natural tooth to make it completely functional and comfortable.

A crown

A crown is also recommended for those who have undergone root canal treatment, as the tooth starts to weaken and become brittle without its nerve. A crown protects your teeth and makes them easier to use. This is usually recommended between three and six months after your root canal treatment, just to be sure that the root has settled first.

Primary Dental uses a rotary endodontic unit, a piece of technology that enables faster treatment and more positive outcome compared to other methods.


Hard to find time for an appointment to suit your working hours? We offer appointments outside general business hours and on weekends.

What to expect?

What to expect?

Your consultation appointment will take approximately 30 minutes. Your dentist will discuss treatment options and provide you with a treatment plan and quote. This information will also include the amount of appointments required and time required for each procedure. You may require some additional imaging which the dentist will arrange for you.

This appointment will also be your opportunity to ask any questions you may have.


payment options


When the dentist provides you with your treatment options, what to expect following your treatment will also be discussed.

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