Root Canal Therapy

Fix Your Dental Problems With Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures in Australia. It has an approximately 90 to 95% success rate for endodontic treatment. If you maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly, then your root canal-treated teeth will last for years.
If you’re looking for a convenient way to fix your teeth without breaking the bank, then look no further than Smiles in Currambine. Our dentists have years of experience in providing affordable root canal treatments that can help get rid of your toothache.
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The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can preserve your tooth and offers several advantages:
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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Root Canal Treatment in Kinross?

A root canal procedure is an alternative treatment to preserve your teeth. If you ignore the pain, your teeth could become permanently damaged. The goal of our dental clinic is to keep your natural teeth as much as possible.

If you’re frightened, you don’t need to worry! We’ll take care of you. Our dentists would gladly discuss your concerns and provide you with several sedation treatments to keep you relaxed during the entire treatment. We offer several options to keep you comfortable. You can either get nitrous oxide dental treatment or take a prescription medication to help you relax. If you undergo sleep dentistry, we can give you a general anaesthetic depending on your preferences.

 

We care about your dental health and want to help save you from any pain. Book an appointment with us so we can begin the dental treatments that you need. You may call us at (08) 9305-4888 We also offer same-day appointments, so you don’t have to wait!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We compiled a list of answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

Root canal treatments are not always necessary, but if you have any of the following symptoms, it might be time for an appointment with your dentist:

  1. Deep cavity
  2. Tooth fracture
  3. Tooth sensitivity
  4. Darkening of the tooth’s enamel
  5. Gum discolouration
  6. An abscess near the gums
  7. A foul taste coming from the tooth

A root canal treatment takes 2-3 visits and can last up to 30 minutes at each appointment.

First appointment : The first appointment will involve a dental x-ray. The dentist will numb your tooth, remove the infected pulp, and fill it with gutta-percha to keep it from getting infected again.

Second appointment : At this point, your dentist or endodontist will clean out any dirt and bacteria inside the root canal.

Third appointment : Your dentist will give you an artificial crown to replace your infected tooth.

If you don’t let your dentist treat your infected tooth, there might be further complications over time, such as swelling around the teeth and face due to increased pressure within the gum line.

Root canal treatment is an essential dental procedure to save your natural teeth. If it’s delayed, bacteria can spread and cause significant problems with your other teeth. You might experience severe toothaches or even tooth abscesses that could be life-threatening.

After a root canal procedure, the tooth surface is more sensitive to infection and canal contamination. To avoid contamination, we will cover your tooth with a crown.

The dental crown will blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth colour. Also, you can eat your favourite foods without worrying, knowing that the dental crown is strong and stable.

Root canal therapy is a highly specialised procedure that requires the expertise and training of an endodontist. However, general dentists can also perform root canal therapy as well.
The cost of root canal therapy can vary depending on the patient’s preferences and needs. The cost of treating one tooth with a filling material ranges from $600 to 750 dollars, whereas another treatment option that requires crowns costs between $2,300 and $2,850 dollars.

Here are some tips on how to avoid the need for root canal therapy:

  1. By practising good dental hygiene, you can prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth healthy. At least twice a day, use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth for added protection against bacteria that may cause gum disease.
  2. To avoid cracks in your teeth, try to avoid eating too many crunchy or hard foods. Cracks can allow bacteria into the canal systems that will cause cavities.
  3. Acidic foods and drinks can weaken your tooth enamel, making it more susceptible to decay. The sugars in acidic snacks can cause saturation of the teeth and increase the amount of bacteria.
  4. Avoid opening a bottle with your teeth. You can get infections when bacteria gets into your nerves and roots when they’re exposed long enough during injuries.
  5. Wear a mouthguard if you participate in contact sports or high-risk activities. If you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), wear mouthguards to prevent injury and keep your teeth safe.
  6. Your dental appointments are an essential part of your oral health. Make sure to get regular professional cleanings, where your dentist can assess the condition of your teeth.

Book An Appointment

Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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