Dr. Paul W. Davidoff BDS, B.Pharm (Univ. Syd.) phone us.. (02) 4441 5949

Is Root Canal therapy for me?

What are the signs of needing root canal treatment?

The signs you should be looking for include pain, lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling beside the tooth, the tooth is loose , tenderness on chewing or touching the tooth, throbbing and waking you up at night.

Why is root canal therapy necessary?

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the tissue inside the root of the tooth (the pulp) becomes infected or inflamed. This can be caused by a number of reasons such as

  • deep decay
  • a crack
  • a blow to the tooth
  • even doing a filling on a tooth that has already been filled a number of times over the years

and if left unattended it can cause pain and may abscess,and produce  a lot problems. We have had people hospitalised over abscessed teeth.

How does Root Canal treatment save the tooth?

The dentist will  remove the pulpal tissue and will carefully shape and clean the canals of the tooth using specilialised files and disinfectants and afterwards will seal the root canal system with a warmed natural latex rubber which contains fillers  so it can be seen on X ray.

Lastly, a filling will be placed on the tooth and it will function like any other tooth. If too much tooth substance has been lost , you may be advised to have crown placed on it.

Is it painful?......

Root canals are performed to relieve pain of toothache by removing the associated infection and inflammation .With proper precautions and careful and modern anaesthetic techniques most patients say they felt no discomfort during the procedure.

Sometimes a tooth may be sensitive for a few days,especially if there was a lot pain and infection pre-existing.We prepare you for this situation.

Meet your dentist


Dr. Paul Davidoff and his highly trained team of dental professionals ensure the delivery of high quality dentistry services, tailored completely to the individual, delivered with the utmost courtesy and respect.

Dr. Davidoff takes pride in ensuring his training & skills cover modern dental techniques.

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Meet our Team


Our team realise that a visit to the dentist has traditionally been fraught with fear.

The staff at Jervis Bay Dental work hard to ensure our practice provides you with a positive treatment experience, without any worry of pain or confusion while 'in the chair'.

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Our Location


Our surgery is located at 19 The Wool Road, Vincentia. We proudly serve Jervis Bay, St. Georges Basin and surrounding areas.

We are within walking distance of Coles & the Vincentia Shopping Village and are close to public transport. Convenient, private, off street parking is available.

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