Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure to remove a dead or dying nerve from a tooth and replacing it with a filling. 

Although in the past it has had a bad reputation with people it is now a relatively simple and painless procedure, thanks to our modern techniques.

The treatment of the root canal involves removal of the infected or damaged nerve tissue from the root canal, as well as cleaning and shaping of the hole inside of the tooth, before placing a sterile filling inside, supports may be inserted to help strengthen the tooth. Finally the tooth may be capped.

The treatment takes place over a series of dental visits.

Root canal treatment saves the tooth structure which would otherwise need to be removed, not only saving your natural tooth but also helping to retain the shape of your mouth and gums.


At John Cropley Dentistry we provide root canal treatment for most cases, with more complex cases being referred to our preferred specialists.

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We gladly accept all health funds and process claims straightaway via HICAPS.

All accounts must be settled on the day of service, unless otherwise organised through our Practice Manager.

We accept payments by cash, EFTPOS, PAYWAVE, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), Visa debit and cheque.

Government Schemes

We accept Veteran Affairs and Child Dental Benefits Scheme patients, processing claims electronically for your convenience.

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Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
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