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Root Canal Treatment


Root Canal Treatment Melbourne North West


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Contrary to what some believe, root canal treatment is to help remove pain by cleaning the infection and saving the tooth. Thanks to modern technology, this dental solution is no longer a source of distress but instead is a popular and efficient treatment using only local anesthetics. Our team at Dental Couture at Melbourne North West understand that some patients may still be apprehensive about getting root canal treatment, and will use a gentle touch and compassion to provide a positive dental experience for you.

What is a Root Canal?

What is a
Root Canal?


A root canal is the centre part of a tooth that contains blood vessels and nerve endings. The tissue that the blood vessels and nerves reside in is called the root pulp and can become infected. Infection can begin through a crack in the tooth or a cavity as the bacteria spreads into the tooth and throughout the pulp. Some problems caused by root canal infection include:

A root canal is the centre part of a tooth that contains blood vessels and nerve endings. The tissue that the blood vessels and nerves reside in is called the root pulp and can become infected.

Infection can begin through a crack in the tooth or a cavity as the bacteria spreads into the tooth and throughout the pulp. Some problems caused by root canal infection include:

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Toothache

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Facial swelling
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Bone loss
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Gum or tooth abscess
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Spread of infection

Our skilled dentists treat the infection by removing infected tissue then cleaning and disinfecting the root and all around the tooth. This stops the infection from spreading, removes pain due to infection and saves your tooth.

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Root Canal Treatment


When infection takes over a root canal, it spreads throughout the pulp where nerves reside, which can become very painful as it damages the nerves and surrounding tissues. A root canal treatment is a way to relieve the pain and stop the spread of infection.

During a root canal treatment, the dentist will remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the root canal using an antibacterial and antiseptic solution to also disinfect the entire tooth root and canal. Next, the canal will be filled with a safe material that will protect the root canal from further infection. Once complete, your dentist will either fill the tooth with a bonding material to seal the root canal or use a prosthesis such as a dental crown to cover and protect the remaining tooth. This will add stability to the tooth structure and protect the tooth from damage or weakening.

The reason root canal treatments cause little to no pain is because our dentists will first use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then the infected tissue is removed, which also removes the source of pain. This is an ideal solution that will save the tooth and outer part of the root, which will also preserve bone structure.

Root Canal Treatment


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When infection takes over a root canal, it spreads throughout the pulp where nerves reside, which can become very painful as it damages the nerves and surrounding tissues. A root canal treatment is a way to relieve the pain and stop the spread of infection.

During a root canal treatment, the dentist will remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the root canal using an antibacterial and antiseptic solution to also disinfect the entire tooth root and canal.

Next, the canal will be filled with a safe material that will protect the root canal from further infection. Once complete, your dentist will either fill the tooth with a bonding material to seal the root canal or use a prosthesis such as a dental crown to cover and protect the remaining tooth.

This will add stability to the tooth structure and protect the tooth from damage or weakening.

The reason root canal treatments cause little to no pain is because our dentists will first use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then the infected tissue is removed, which also removes the source of pain. This is an ideal solution that will save the tooth and outer part of the root, which will also preserve bone structure.

How Root Canal Infections Begin


A root canal infection most likely begins with a cavity that has not been treated. This may be due to the patient being unaware of the cavity, or the patient may have felt the pain of the cavity but was afraid of going to the dentist. However, bacterial infections will not resolve without treatment so the problem can grow from a cavity into a root infection, creating the need for root canal therapy. There are some other situations that might also lead to the spread of infection including:
A root canal infection most likely begins with a cavity that has not been treated.

This may be due to the patient being unaware of the cavity, or the patient may have felt the pain of the cavity but was afraid of going to the dentist.

However, bacterial infections will not resolve without treatment so the problem can grow from a cavity into a root infection, creating the need for root canal therapy.

There are some other situations that might also lead to the spread of infection including:

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Large fillings where bacteria may hide

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Old fillings may leave room for infection to hide

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Chipped and cracked teeth can allow for infection to find its way into a tooth

Indications You May Need Root Canal Treatment


While not all toothaches mean you need root canal treatment, there are some indications that should be checked out. Early detection of dental problems means early intervention so cavities do not spread and turn into a root canal problem. The following are some symptoms that should be checked by your dentist:
While not all toothaches mean you need root canal treatment, there are some indications that should be checked out.

Early detection of dental problems means early intervention so cavities do not spread and turn into a root canal problem.

The following are some symptoms that should be checked by your dentist:

Toothaches and jaw pain that does not resolve with over-the-counter pain medications

Ongoing toothache or jaw pain
Chipped and cracked teeth should be monitored
Swollen and painful gums
Darkened gums around a tooth that has a cavity
Ongoing tooth sensitivity to extreme temperatures

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The Procedure for Root Canal Treatment


When you come to Dental Couture in Melbourne, we want you to know what to expect. Understanding the process often helps put patients’ minds at ease and makes the process less stressful. The following are the steps for a root canal treatment at Melbourne North West:

The Procedure for Root Canal Treatment


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When you come to Dental Couture in Melbourne, we want you to know what to expect. Understanding the process often helps put patients’ minds at ease and makes the process less stressful.

The following are the steps for a root canal treatment at Melbourne North West:

If you had pain before coming in, the dentist may have recommended a pain medication to take before you come in
We will first do a full dental exam with an x-ray to identify the shape of your root canal
Further x-rays may be used to determine the extent of infection and see if it has spread to the surrounding bone
You will be given local anesthesia to remove pain so you are comfortable
Your tooth will be cleaned and disinfected
Once cleaned, the tooth root will be filled with a special material to protect it
If the infection is extensive, the dentist may apply for extra medicine and request you to come in for another visit to fill the root
Once the root canal is filled, a crown or another prosthesis will be applied to protect the tooth and root from further infection and damage

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After Care for Root Canal Treatment


Once you have had a root canal treatment, most of the pain will subside, but there may be some residual discomfort due to the work that was done. Sensitivity is normal after treatment due to the inflammation that the infection caused. Over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen helps resolve pain and reduce swelling from inflammation. Root canal treatments have an 80% to 95% success rate and allow patients to keep their natural teeth for many years with proper oral hygiene and care.

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Cost of Root Canal Treatment


This treatment varies by patient and how extensive the infection is, but generally maybe around $1,000 to $2,000 per tooth. Medical insurance often pays for at least part of the cost, but if you need help, we will work with you to create a payment plan that works for you. We believe all patients should have access to oral health care and are here to make it happen.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, call today and schedule a visit with us. We will use a gentle touch to resolve the pain and help your mouth heal so you can get on with your life.

Cost of Root Canal Treatment


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This treatment varies by patient and how extensive the infection is, but generally maybe around $1,000 to $2,000 per tooth. Medical insurance often pays for at least part of the cost, but if you need help, we will work with you to create a payment plan that works for you. We believe all patients should have access to oral health care and are here to make it happen.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, call today and schedule a visit with us. We will use a gentle touch to resolve the pain and help your mouth heal so you can get on with your life.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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