Traditionally if the nerve tissue of a tooth became infected the whole tooth would have to be extracted but with endodontic treatment (or root canal therapy) our dentists can save your tooth from extraction by simply removing the infected nerve tissue. Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy performed at our Cairns dental practices should not cause any more discomfort than that of a normal tooth filling.
Laser Root Canal Therapy is one of the most recent innovations to thoroughly clean the root canal without the use of drills. The Laser uses a high-pressure water system to ‘melt’ away the infection, reducing pain and healing time during the process. These lasers can also be used to remove enamel, dentin, tooth decay and cavities in other procedures.