Root Canal Treatment Burwood - Burwood Dental Care

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure in which the pulp of a tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue—and the central nerve inside it is removed to prevent infection or chronic toothache. As well as removing the nerve from within the tooth, your dentist will also seal off any remaining space with a filling material.

A root canal is a way to save your natural teeth otherwise in danger of being lost due to nerve injury or decay. Essentially, a root canal is a way to protect your tooth from further damage. Dr Ash Sagar is a skilled Burwood VIC dentist who offers root canals treatment and other types of procedures. If you need a root canal, call Burwood Dental Care today.

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Root Canal Therapy Burwood - Burwood Dental Care

A root canal is a dental procedure that treats and relieves symptoms of tooth pain. It is a painless procedure performed with local anesthesia.

Root canal treatment can also be used to save diseased tooth from extraction by removing the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) and then filling the resulting cavity with a material such as composite resin to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth. This procedure is often recommended when a tooth has been damaged beyond repair. The root canal is sometimes used as a way to preserve the tooth, even when it would otherwise need to be extracted. Having a root canal treatment does not diminish the lifetime of your teeth but can help alleviate the pain that leads to difficulty chewing, speaking and swallowing.

A root canal is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or dentist who specializes in treating dental problems or performing endodontic (root canal) procedures.

Root Canal Therapy Burwood - Burwood Dental Care

The definition of a root canal procedure is the process of clearing away diseased tissue from inside a tooth to replace it with a filling or crown. Root canal procedures are typically performed by dentists who study dental medicine and have taken advanced education courses. They are sometimes also performed by endodontists, who are specialists focused on diagnosing tooth pain and root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth.

The decision to perform a root canal procedure is typically made after other non-invasive treatments fail to alleviate symptoms or resolve the problem of infected tissue. While a root canal procedure may be a last resort, they are always intended to solve the underlying problems caused by dental disease and prevent tooth loss.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described below, you may have a tooth that needs root canal treatment. The following are some examples:

  • Severe toothache and swelling of the gums around the affected tooth and cheek. The pain may be sudden or may wear in for two or three days. If pain is persistent, contact your dentist for an evaluation.
  • Toothache that persists despite several visits to your dentist. If tooth pain persists, contact your dentist.
  • Severe throbbing pain around the affected tooth from clicking or jarring one’s teeth.
  • Teeth are sensitive enough to indicate pulpitis (inflammation). Sensitivity may be on one or both tooth surfaces (on top and/or bottom).
  • Toothache that doesn’t respond to antibiotics prescribed by your dentist.
  • Severely decayed tooth with exposed and untreated roots. A crown may only cover the gums.
  • Teeth that have cavities or decay that has reached the pulp chamber. Even in tooth decay cases at the back of roots, root canal therapy effectively treats tooth decay that is too deep for an ordinary filling to reach and eliminate it.
  • Toothache with there being no obvious reason for the toothache and it persisting despite several visits to your dentist and antibiotics prescribed by your dentist.

Costs will depend on several factors, including whether you require a crown and how many canals you need filled. 

An Australian national survey on dental fees published in 2017 indicates that a root canal’s average cost without a crown falls between $2,000 and $3,400

In Australia, the cost of a single root canal with three canals would be $2,760 without a crown, up to $4,760 with a crown.

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At Burwood Dental Care, we offer a broad range of dental services so that you can be confident that your entire family is receiving the best dental care for the best value. Our experienced and friendly Burwood Dentist is committed to providing you with the most thorough, yet affordable dental care possible. Our goal is to provide a positive dental experience for each of our patients.

We offer General Dentistry, Children Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our Dental Practice is conveniently located near Woolworths Burwood.

 At Burwood Dental Care, our patients are our number one priority. That’s why we’ve put together a dedicated, caring team to offer you the highest standard of dental care. We want to take the time to get to know you, understand your dental needs and ensure that every visit to us is as comfortable as possible. We’re proud to call the vibrant, close-knit, family-friendly suburb of Burwood home.

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