Root Canal Therapy

Fixing The Root Cause Of Your Problem With Root Canal Therapy

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.

Smiles in Currambine are experts at root canal treatment and can help you get rid of that pesky toothache once and for all! If you’re looking for an affordable way to fix your teeth without breaking the bank, then look no further than Smiles in Currambine! We offer competitive prices on our services, so everyone can afford it! Call us today or book online now to get started. You won’t regret it!

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Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment can save a tooth and provide various benefits:
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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Root Canal Treatment

Our team of experienced dentists offers root canal therapy to patients who are suffering from pain or infection. We are committed to preserving your teeth whenever possible. A root canal treatment is a treatment option that can protect your existing teeth. Don’t let it go without being treated just because it hurts – visit our dental clinic in Currambine, Western Australia before things get worse!

If you feel a bit nervous, we can take care of you. Our dentists are happy to address your needs and provide a variety of sedation options to keep you comfortable. You can choose to have dental treatment under nitrous oxide or take a prescription medication to help you relax. If you prefer to have sleep dentistry, we can administer general anaesthesia to you.

Call us today at (08) 9305 4888 for an appointment so we can get started on saving the life of your tooth! Same-day visits are available for immediate attention.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

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 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 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.

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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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