Reasons to reconsider a root canal from our dentist


When it comes to recovering from a dental infection, the majority of dental patients never want to experience anything akin to that scenario again.

And, typically, a dental team will offer two choices to treat the infection. If the tooth is badly decayed, then an extraction is the only viable option. But, if the tooth is in relatively good condition, then a root canal will be offered.

Yet, even though a root canal will preserve the smile and keep their teeth looking white and healthy, most patients often opt to have an extraction!

When you come to Spa Dental, whether it’s for general dental care or cosmetics, our dentist Sydney will always aim to explain the pros and cons of each treatment to you, so you can make the best call about what is suitable for you.

So, when it comes to root canals, our dentist Sydney is always eager to provide as much information as possible about them to our patients, as we believe that this procedure is a great option in the majority of dental infection cases. Read on to learn why.

They are invisible

Many people state to our dentist Sydney that a root canal will mean that the tooth will turn black. We have never observed this happening! But it is a myth that is linked to this procedure.

The root canal is in essence a deep filling, which extends to the root of the tooth, where the infection is located. Once the infected material is removed, gutta-percha is used to fill the hole, meaning that there is no reason for the tooth to turn black or change shade.

They preserve the tooth or teeth

A root canal aims to preserve the function of the tooth or teeth that they are performed on. By removing the infected material, they prevent the bacteria from spreading, keeping the tooth and the surrounding teeth healthy. The gutta-percha is used to prevent bacteria from gaining access to the root of the tooth, and adds strength to the tooth, ensuring that you can bite and chew with it.

They don’t hurt

Many patients worry that a root canal will be uncomfortable. But, in our experience, the dental infection or damage that you were suffering from that led to the root canal being needed would have been far harder to manage. We will always numb the area before we fit a root canal and when you are at home afterwards, there should be minimal discomfort, which will fade in the next few days. Compared to an abscess, this sensation is nothing!

They are cost-effective

A root canal can save you a lot of money in the long run. Suppose you had the tooth removed. The area would then be at a higher risk of attracting plaque and bacteria, which could lead to tooth decay and gum disease. The missing tooth would likely need to be replaced, to prevent orthodontic issues as the gum shrinks back.

So, all in all, a root canal bypasses all of these problems and keeps your teeth healthy.

They are enduring

When it is performed correctly and provided you care for your teeth afterwards, a root canal can last the rest of your life, without the tooth turning black, and without the recurrence of the infection.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.