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Root Canals

Illustration of cross section of toothAt Six Twelve Family Dental, we strive to meet your every need under one roof. Our experienced team takes a gentle approach to all treatments. If you need a root canal, you can feel confident that we’ll keep the procedure simple and easy for you.

What is a Root Canal?

Every tooth has a bundle of nerves and blood vessels on the inside. This area can become infected from deep decay, cracks or a trauma. If your teeth have a history of large or deep fillings, they’re especially susceptible to infection. A root canal is the area of the root that is infected and treated during root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy relieves the pain of infection and inflammation and saves it from extraction.

What to Expect

Root canal therapy involves first gaining access to the canals under anaesthetic. Through a sequence of procedures, the affected canals are then cleaned with specialised files. Once the tooth is deemed to be infection-free, a root canal filling is placed into each canal to seal it and prevent re-entry of bacteria.

Root canal treatment usually requires two to four appointments. Your number of visits will depend on the state of the tooth at the time we start therapy. Once the health of your tooth is restored, the effects of the root canal should last as long as any of your other teeth.

Get Started Today

Protect your oral health. Contact our friendly team today to schedule your first appointment with us!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Root Canal Hurlstone Park, Dulwich Hill, Ashbury NSW | (02) 9558 6656

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