PRACTICE LOCATION

 

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

  CONTACT

 

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

Root Canal Treatment Indooroopilly

What is a root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment, sometimes also referred to as an endodontic treatment, is a treatment where we repair the damaged insides of your tooth. It is done by carefully drilling a hole into the tooth you’re experiencing pain with, and removing the soft centre inside. This soft centre, known as dental pulp, is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. The dental pulp extends from the centre of your tooth all the way up into the roots of your tooth, hence the treatment name: root canal!

Your dentist will then remove the dental pulp, fill up the space, and seal your tooth. If the surface of your tooth (sometimes referred to as the crown) also needs some attention, your dentist may need to replace your crown as well.

It is not the most complicated dental procedure, however it also isn’t the simplest, hence why both dentists and endodontists provide it.

 

When is a root canal treatment needed?

You may require a root canal treatment to save a badly damaged, or infected tooth. This may be triggered by a number of reasons, such as your tooth sustaining decay damage, or becoming infected, cracked fillings, gum disease, or general wear and tear. This leads to damaged dental pulp, and this causes infections. Not only is this incredibly painful, if left untreated this can also lead to the loss of your tooth.

It is incredibly important to seek out your friendly local dentist, such as Dr John Bacalakis of the River City Dental Practise, as soon as you start feeling pain, so that if you do require a root canal treatment, it can be performed as soon as possible. The sooner you come in, the sooner Dr John can perform the required treatment and help to save your tooth! Truly, a root canal treatment can often be the best way to save a damaged or decaying tooth.

 

What are the signs you might need a root canal treatment?

There are many signs that may indicate you need a root canal treatment. Some of them are minor, and some of them occur once the minor signs have been ignored for too long. When it comes to your teeth, playing it safe and coming in to see Dr John Bacalakis as soon as you feel pain is much better than waiting until the problem gets worse… and more painful, and expensive!

The signs you may need a root canal treatment include:

  • Experiencing a moderate to severe toothache when biting or chewing,
  • Experiencing sensitivity to hot or cold that lasts after the hot or the cold has been removed from around/inside your mouth,
  • A moderate to severe darkening of the tooth,
  • Experiencing swollen and/or tender gums.
  • Finding some pus around the infected tooth,
  • Some swelling of your face and/or neck, and finally,
  • Finding yourself with a loose tooth.

If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain around your teeth then it is best to get in touch with our team as soon as possible to see how we can help you. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including root canal treatments and endodontic procedures!

Our Services

River City Dental offers a comprehensive range of general dental, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services. Our Brisbane dental team is dedicated to providing you with quality, personalised care to achieve the results you desire. We will work with you to ensure that you understand all your treatment options and are comfortable with all areas of your treatment.

At River City Dental we understand that for some patients, visiting the dentist is a very stressful experience. Many patients experience severe anxiety when dental treatment is recommended and avoid treatment. We offer a variety of dental treatments under twilight sedation for anxious patients.

General Dentistry

  • dental checkups
  • dental x-rays
  • oral cancer screening
  • teeth cleaning
  • children’s dental
  • fissure seals
  • fillings
  • root canal treatment (endodontics)
  • gum disease treatment (periodontics)
  • tooth removal
  • dentures
  • mouthguards
  • dental splints/night guards
  • emergency dental
  • wisdom teeth removal

Implant Dentistry

  • dental implants
  • porcelain crowns
  • bridges

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • dental implants
  • gum lifts
  • white fillings
  • porcelain crowns
  • bridges
  • porcelain veneers
  • teeth whitening
  • clear aligner orthodontics

General Dentistry

  • dental checkups
  • dental x-rays
  • oral cancer screening
  • teeth cleaning
  • children’s dental
  • fissure seals
  • fillings
  • root canal treatment (endodontics)
  • gum disease treatment (periodontics)
  • tooth removal
  • dentures
  • mouthguards
  • dental splints/night guards
  • emergency dental
  • wisdom teeth removal

Implant Dentistry

  • dental implants
  • porcelain crowns
  • bridges

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • dental implants
  • gum lifts
  • white fillings
  • porcelain crowns
  • bridges
  • porcelain veneers
  • teeth whitening
  • clear aligner orthodontics

CONTACT US

  (07) 3667 9595

  Level 2, 36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

 info@rivercitydental.com.au

 Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm

 Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

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River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays