Root Canal

Are you experiencing a toothache that comes and goes? There are times when a deep crack or tooth decay causes toothache. Eventually, as the bacterial infection reaches the inner portion of the tooth, you will feel pain as the cavity gets deeper. Fortunately, root canal therapy is now recommended by dentists as a safe method to treat your dental issues.

If you are interested in root canal therapy as a treatment for your dental problems, continue reading this blog post.

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure where a hole is drilled into a diseased tooth to remove the soft centre of the tooth, known as the “dental pulp.” An infected tooth’s pulp is usually removed to prevent further infection or decay.

Root canal therapy can relieve tooth pain and preserve your natural teeth. In most cases, patients need root canals when their teeth are infected or badly decayed. Your dentist will carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, clean, disinfect and shape the root canals, and place a filling to seal it.

Our dentists at Burwood Dental Care recommend root canal therapy as an excellent solution to relieve toothache, prevent the spread of any infection, and avoid tooth extraction.

Problems That Root Canal Therapy Can Fix

Root canal therapy is a treatment for restoring and saving a badly decayed tooth. In this procedure, our dentist will remove the diseased tooth pulp and prevent further damage to the tooth.
Here is a list of problems that root canal therapy can fix:

  • Deep dental decay
  • Cracks and chips in your tooth
  • Infected tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Darkening of tooth
  • Severely worn out teeth

Signs That Your Tooth Needs Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is necessary when the soft inner part of the tooth, called the pulp, is injured or becomes infected due to decay or injury. The best way to preserve the structure of a badly infected tooth is to remove the damaged part, which is the pulp to prevent further decay.

Here are the common signs that you may need root canal therapy:

  • Severe or mild pain while chewing or biting
  • Swollen tissue or infected gum tissue
  • Deep decay
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food

The most common warning sign of pulp damage is a severe toothache. However, to confirm the diagnosis, your dentist must examine the painful tooth and take X-rays to confirm if root canal therapy is the best dental treatment for you.

How Is Root Canal Therapy Done

Root canal treatment is a procedure that may need one or more dental appointments. It would be best if you consider the difficulty of the root canal surgery required in the condition of your tooth.

Here are the steps how root canal therapy is done:

Step 1

Your dentist will discuss the personalized treatment plan based on your dental history. During the root canal procedure, any dental decay or infected parts are removed by the dentist. The initial treatment in the root canal procedure is to administer local anesthesia. A small access hole on the surface of the tooth is made by the dentist once you’ve been under local anesthesia. After that, your dentist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp by carefully cleaning and shaping the root canal’s interior.

Step 2

It is essential that the canals are smooth and free of irregularities that could trap bacteria. The canals must be filled properly to avoid reinfection. In this procedure, your dentist will use small dental tools, specific cleaning agents, and some medications.

Step 3

Thereafter, a rubber-like material is filled into the canals and an adhesive sealant is applied to completely cover the canals. After your endodontic treatment, you may no longer feel pain in that tooth since the nerve tissue and infection have been removed.

In most cases, the inflamed tissue near your adjacent teeth will heal naturally. The tooth continues to function normally after the restoration.

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Is Root Canal Therapy Painful

A root canal can cause anxiety for some patients. However, root canals are usually painless because dentists now use local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding areas before performing the procedure. This means that there will be no pain during the procedure. It is normal to experience mild discomfort for a few days following a root canal procedure.

If you’re afraid of undergoing a painful dental root canal treatment, you don’t have to worry! Our patients in Burwood Dental Care often report that they feel better after leaving our dental clinic. Our professional dentists can also perform root canal treatments to keep the bacteria away from the inside of your tooth. Canal contamination and root canal failure are always prevented and handled properly by our dental team.

If you have more questions about the benefits of root canal, visit our dental clinic. Endodontic treatment can help surely alleviate your discomfort or pain. Our local anesthetics and modern state-of-the-art dental procedures can make your treatment as painless and comfortable as possible.

Cost Of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy costs may vary based on several factors, including the number of canals to be filled, whether you need a crown, your condition’s severity, and the location of the affected tooth. The majority of dental insurance policies at least partially cover endodontic treatment.

Here are the estimated costs of a root canal treatment:

  • Root Canal (1 Canal) With Filling $646 – $990
  • Root Canal (2 Canal) With Crown $2565 – $3590
  • Root Canal (3 Canal) With Filling $1225 – $1990
  • Root Canal (4 Canal) With Crown $3144 – $4590
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Final Thoughts

Many people have misunderstandings about root canal therapy that are completely false. Due to the advancements in dental technology, root canal therapy has a high success rate that can improve the appearance of teeth. Root canal therapy has become more accessible and more pleasant for patients. Also, preserving your natural teeth has many benefits, particularly for your long-term oral health.

A visit to Burwood Dental Care can help you decide whether root canal therapy is right for you. We are committed to providing you with excellent service and results that are beyond your expectations. You will receive the best care from our team of highly trained specialists while enjoying a relaxing and comfortable visit with us.

If you want to book an appointment, call 03 7003 2004 or visit our clinic at Shop 9/2-8 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East VIC 3151. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about our services.

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