Launceston Dental Clinic

Root Canal Treatment in Launceston

Think You Might Need A Root Canal Treatment?

Experiencing discomfort when chewing?

Our root canal treatment aim to be comfortable, precise & predictable

Achieve A Wholesome Smile

Consultation Is Key

We will talk you through the various available options first

Making It Last

Our procedures will have you chewing and smiling again in no time

Just A Pinch

We're the only dentist in Launceston that uses sedation such as laughing gas, though we also utilise local anaesthesia

Keep On Smiling

We try to make the procedure as pain free as possible for you, so you can carry on smiling afterwards

Highly Trained Staff

Our entire team received extensive training to ensure a safe procedure.

Smile Now, Pay Later

We offer many flexible payment plan options

5 Reasons To Choose Us

Root Canal example

Consult and find solutions!

About Root Canal/Endodontics

Root canal treatment for infected teeth

First, let’s take a look at the layers of the tooth. By understanding these layers, our patients can understand the extent of the damage to their tooth, if any.

  • Enamel – This top-most layer is the white substance that encapsulates the whole tooth. It’s also the first layer of defense, but is susceptible to wear and tear.
  • Dentine – This hard, mineralised layer is the thickest layer and protects the sensitive core of the tooth: the pulp.
  • Pulp – This is where sensitive nerve endings and blood vessels reside. If decay or trauma reaches this point, it can cause pain, a shocking sensation, and more.
  • Cementum – This substance is what secures the tooth to the jaw. I’s possible for the tooth to become dislodged as a result of decay or physical trauma.
Crucial role of fillings

How Root Fillings Work

Root fillings, also known as root canals, are done when the trauma has reached the deeper layers of the tooth, but the tooth itself is still salvageable. 

Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr Thomas will scrape out the debris from trauma or the diseased tissues from the tooth and fill the canal with a tooth-coloured composite substance. This material will prevent further damage from tooth decay, and fill in the trauma from physical injuries.

Root canal treatment can avoid extraction when a tooth has become badly infected through decay or other damage.

It entails:

  • Removal of diseased tissue from dental pulp in the canal within a tooth root.
  • Cleaning, filling and sealing the area.
  • Placing a dental crown to restore the tooth to full function.

Modern dental anaesthesia and advanced dentistry techniques minimise any discomfort during the root canal procedure.

With proper care, teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

When you might need root canal treatment

Root canal treatment becomes necessary after dental pulp has become infected and inflamed. This can be caused by problems such as:

  • Deep decay
  • A chip or crack in the tooth
  • Physical injury
  • Weakening of a tooth through repeated dental work

Symptoms you might need root canal treatment include:

  • Moderate or severe pain
  • Sore, swollen gums
  • Sensation of heat in your gums
  • Gums darkening in colour – because of decay
  • Tooth discolouration – a sign the nerve is dying
  • Oversensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks

In some cases, there may be no apparent signs that you need root canal treatment.

Benefits of root canal treatment

Some helpful info about endodontics

Root canal treatment is a virtually painless procedure that ends the misery of toothache while preventing tooth loss. It allows you to eat the foods you enjoy, and lets you smile with confidence.

It also eliminates the bacteria that caused the decay and inflammation. This prevents infection spreading to surrounding teeth and other areas of your body.

Root canal treatment costs

Root canal treatment is generally less expensive than the alternative of tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant.

Root canal cost depends on factors such as:

  • Complexity of the procedure.
  • Level of infection.
  • Position of the tooth cavity.
  • Number of tooth roots – some teeth have just one root while others have two or three.
  • Whether you need more than one appointment.

Consult and find smiling solutions!



Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.

Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.

Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.


Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown

That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!

We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge

All of our customers trust their smile to us

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Will Give You Clear Reasons to Smile Bright!

Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.

In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.

Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.

We help clients their smile problems

70 Years

Proudly serving Launceston for over 70 years, we're your trusted team of dental professionals you and your family can rely on


One of the few Launceston dental practices that use happy gas. We don't let anxiety stand in the way of giving you the smile you always wanted.

All Services

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative, general to sedation dentistry - Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Our practice sees emergency patients if possible. Our caring ADA certified staff are dedicated to getting our patients out of pain ASAP!

Meet your doctors

We specialise in family and children’s dentistry and orthodontics.

Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.

Photo of Dr John Pickup

Dr John Pickup

B.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.O.
Photo of Dr Tony Bagshaw

Dr Tony Bagshaw


Dr Lisa


Dr John Rebenque


Tara Brooks



Monday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Thursday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:15am – 5:00pm