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Root canal treatment is the most common type of dental procedure in Australia. It’s also one of the most successful, with 90 to 95 per cent success rates for endodontic treatment. The treated tooth should last a very long time, provided that you maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.
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Root canal treatment can save a tooth and provide various benefits:
Our team of experienced dentists provides root canal therapy, aimed at preserving your natural teeth and relieving pain and infection.
Don't let nerves hold you back. We offer various sedation options, including nitrous oxide and prescription medications, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.
If desired, we can administer general anesthesia for sleep dentistry, ensuring a stress-free and painless root canal treatment at our dental clinic in Currambine, Western Australia.
It is best to consult your dentist to determine whether you need a root canal procedure. There are, however, some early warning signs. Common symptoms of a diseased tooth pulp include severe toothache, swelling, and a burning sensation in the gums. Additional signs include:
1. Deep cavity2. Tooth fracture3. Tooth sensitivity4. Darkening of the tooth’s enamel5. Gum discolouration6. An abscess near the gums7. A foul taste coming from the tooth
A root canal therapy will usually take place during 2-3 appointments to ensure that the root canal infection is completely gone and won’t recur, with each appointment lasting 30–90 minutes.
First appointment: The first appointment will involve taking an x-ray, numbing the tooth, and removing the infected pulp. After that, the tooth root will be filled with gutta-percha, a root canal filling material.
Second appointment: During the second dental visit, your dentist or endodontist will clean the root canal and shape it.
Third appointment: An artificial crown will be fitted on your tooth by your dentist or endodontist.
The symptoms of a root canal will go away if you wait a while. You may think it’s because the dental pulp infection is gone, but it’s actually because the root canal infection is destroying the infected nerve, and you can no longer feel it. In the future, the symptoms will return, along with the signs of a dead tooth, such as tooth discolouration, gum swelling, pus, and swelling of the face.
If a root canal treatment procedure is delayed for an extended period, the bacterial infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and body, placing the patient at risk for major dental problems and other medical conditions. Severe pain or a tooth abscess could ensue if the inflamed pulp is not addressed. Dental abscesses, if left untreated, can result in significant consequences such as a stroke, heart disease, or sepsis, a life-threatening severe infection.
After a root canal procedure, the tooth surface is more susceptible to infection and canal contamination. We will cover your tooth with a dental crown to prevent recontamination or a failed root canal treatment procedure so that you won’t need a tooth extraction. The crown will also protect brittle enamel from wearing away or chipping away prematurely.
The dental crown will be carefully matched to the colour of your adjacent teeth so that it blends right in. You can enjoy your favourite foods without worrying, knowing that your crown is strong and stable.
Dentists are qualified to perform root canals. A root canal is an endodontic treatment typically performed by an endodontist, a root canal specialist, and an expert in treating diseased tooth pulp. However, many general dentists can perform root canal therapy as well.
Several factors determine the cost of root canal therapy, including whether or not a dental crown is required. The cost of treating one canal space with a root canal filling material ranges from $600 to $750, while treating one canal with a crown ranges from $2,300 to $2,850.
Here are some tips on how to avoid the need for root canal therapy:
1. Maintaining a good dental hygiene practice is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brush your teeth at least twice per day, and floss at least once per day. Use fluoride toothpaste and rinse with mouthwash.2. Stay away from crunchy and hard foods that can crack or fracture your teeth. Cracks in your teeth allow bacteria to enter the canal systems.3. You should limit your intake of acidic food and beverages because they can weaken your tooth enamel. Their sugar content may saturate your teeth and multiply bacteria.4. Do not open plastic packages or bottles with your teeth. A cracked or fractured tooth or filling can let bacteria invade the nerves or the root of the tooth.5. If you participate in contact sports or high-risk activities, wear a mouthguard. If you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), wear a night guard.6. It is recommended that regular dental appointments be scheduled every six months. Your dentist can thoroughly clean your mouth, removing any plaque, bacteria, or other deposits that may have accumulated in between brushings. In addition, they can detect problems early, before they become severe enough to require a root canal.
If you experience persistent toothache or suspect the need for root canal therapy, do not delay seeking professional care. Book your root canal therapy appointment now to receive endodontic care and restore your oral health.
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