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Dandenong Dental Clinic

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Root Canal at Dandenong Dental Care

Root Canal Therapy at Dandenong Dental Clinic

Root canal therapy is a dental process of treating an injured, inflamed, or infected pulp, which is the innermost part of your tooth. The tooth’s crown may remain intact even after the pulp is damaged. Root canal treatment is the most effective way to maintain the tooth structure.

Signs You Need Root Canal Treatment

In some situations, people may not know they have infected teeth. The following are signs that you need to start a root canal process with us.

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  • Persistent tooth pain: Pain may result from many dental problems. However, you need root canal therapy if you experience pain deep inside your tooth. Also, if you feel pain anytime there is pressure applied to your tooth, you need to start the root canal treatment immediately.
  • Heat and cold sensitivity: If you feel pain when drinking something hot or eating ice cream, it is a sign you need to schedule a consultation with us. This is important, especially if it lasts for a few seconds.
  • Swollen gums and jaws: When you have an infected tooth, pus may form on that area leading to tender and swollen gums. If pus doesn’t drain well, it may result in swollen jaws.
  • Discoloured tooth: An infected pulp may alter your tooth’s blood supply, causing it to become darker.
  • Loose tooth: Your tooth may become loose because pus from the damaged pulp may soften the bone supporting the tooth.

What Is Involved In The Root Canal Process

Once our experts decide that root canal therapy is the right treatment for you, they will plan two visits with you. The first visit will involve cleaning the affected area and pulp removal. The tooth will then be cleaned and covered to prevent bacterial infections.

Our team will finish the root canal process during the next visit by filling your tooth with a crown. This will protect your canals from further damage, especially from saliva.

What is the Cost of Root Canal Therapy?

The cost of root canal treatment depends on the severity of the infection and the infected tooth. It is, therefore, important that you visit our clinic for diagnosis as well as cost estimates.

Why Plan a Visit With Us

Our goal is to exceed your expectations by giving the best root canal treatment and customer service in our facility. We continually strive for quality in the care we offer and comfort, exactly how it should be rendered.

Our team is skilled in treating you and professionally taking care of you during the root canal process. We are equipped with the most recent dental care equipment to make your root canal therapy a success.

FAQ

You may need a root canal treatment if you experience any of the following:

  • Toothache, especially when you eat or drink something hot, cold, or sweet
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot for no apparent reason
    Discoloration of the tooth
    Pain when biting or chewing
    Swelling around the tooth or gums
  • An abscess (a pus-filled sac) on the gums near the tooth.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to see your dentist right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can help save your tooth.

  • Pulp removal: The infected or damaged pulp is removed from the tooth.
  • Cleaning and shaping: The inside of the tooth is cleaned and shaped to prepare for filling.
  • Filling and sealing: The root canal is filled and sealed to prevent further infection.
  • Remember that root canal treatment, despite its reputation, is a pain-relieving procedure that aims to save the tooth and restore oral health.
    After root canal therapy, follow-up care typically involves a follow-up appointment with your dentist to ensure that the tooth is healing properly. In some cases, a crown may be placed on the tooth to protect it and restore its function
    The stage of a root canal process that is often associated with pain is the first stage, which involves the removal of the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth.
    There is no difference between a root canal and an endodontic treatment; they refer to the same procedure, which involves treating the inside of the tooth to remove infected or damaged pulp.

    WANT TO LEARN MORE?

    Are you concerned that you may need a root canal Dandenong? Contact our practice today to schedule your evaluation! We have same-day appointments and are open late.


    * Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

    Root Canal Dandenong, Keysborough, Noble Park, VIC | (03) 8578 6000