Root Canal TreatmentRoot canal therapy helps to save a tooth which has an inflamed or dying nerve.
Save Your Tooth With Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure typically done over 1-3 visits where an infected or an inflamed nerve is cleaned out of a tooth and replaced with a filling.
What causes a tooth nerve to become inflamed or infected?
- A deep decay close to the nerve
- Crack in the tooth
- A tooth that has gum disease
- Trauma to the tooth
What will I feel if I have an infected tooth?
A lot of the time, tooth infections go unnoticed without obvious signs. However, for some an infected tooth can be quite debilitating causing:
- Severe throbbing pain
- Pain that increases at night or when lying down
- You may notice a gum boil
- Pus discharge and bad taste
- Swollen glands and face
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold foods
The latest technology for safe and predictable root canal treatment
Here at Prosmiles Dental in Melbourne, we perform your root canal procedure with the latest technology. Usually root canal therapy is carried out in 1-3 visits. If a tooth has a persistent infection or the root canals are difficult to clean, it may warrant extra time and visits.
Visit 1: The aim is to get you out of pain and drain the abscess. We clean out the decay, place a secure filling on the tooth and drain the inflamed or infected nerve. An antibiotic paste is placed in the nerve canal to calm the nerve.
Visit 2: The aim of this visit is to fully clean the infected nerve from all the roots. All the root canals and thoroughly cleaned and antibiotic dressing placed.
Visit 3: The aim of this visit is to fill the root canals with a special rubber like material. Once the roots are filled, the tooth is filled with a base filling or core filling to support the future crown.
Once the root canal treated tooth is settled, a crown may be recommended to protect the tooth against fracture.
Root Canal FAQs
Do you have a damaged or decaying tooth that needs saving? Root canal treatments are a perfect way to restore the functionality of your teeth. Our dentists at ProSmiles have answered some of your most frequently asked questions about root canal treatments to help you understand the procedure a little more. For more information, call us on (03) 8613 3416.
Tooth pain after root canal when biting?
What to eat after a root canal?
How much is a root canal in Australia?
In Australia, the average price for a root canal treatment is between $2,000-$3,400. However, price is ultimately down to individual circumstance, including how many root canal treatments you need for your set of teeth, and which teeth are in need of the procedure. Molars may have a differing price to standard front teeth, and therefore, it’s important to talk to our team about estimated costs before commencing with the treatment. For more information, contact us today.
What is a root canal procedure?
Why do I need a root canal?
When to get a root canal done?
- Severe toothaches, especially when chewing
- Increased sensitivity from the heat or cold
- You find that your tooth is darkening
- Swollen or tender gums
- Pimples on the gums
- Swelling of the face
If you find that you have any of these symptoms, contact our team at ProSmiles today to discuss a root canal treatment.