Root Canal and Endodontic Treatment
During the procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from inside the tooth.
The hollow tooth is then cleaned, filled, and sealed. This treatment helps avoid the formation of infection and abscesses.
Why Do I Need A Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment is necessary when the tooth’s pulp and nerve are rotten or infected. Some of the causes of infection include severe decay, fractured tooth, an injury from an accident, or a failed dental crown or filling.
Infection in the root canal of the tooth can cause:
- Swelling in the face, neck, or head.
- Bone loss around the tooth root.
- Drainage problems may extend outward from the root. A hole can occur through the side of the tooth with drainage into the gums or through the cheek with drainage into the skin.
What Are The Signs That A Root Canal Is Needed?
Some of the signs that may indicate a need for a root canal treatment:
- Continuous pain
- Severe and prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold exposure
- Discolouration of a tooth after trauma
- Swollen face
- Sensitive gums which are painful when chewing
Root Canal Treatment Procedures
The first step is to undergo an X-ray to determine the status of the root canals and discover if there are any signs of infections around the root.
Your dentist will then administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. Anaesthesia may not be required since the nerve is dead, but most dentists still anaesthetise the area to keep the patient calm and relaxed.
Next, a hole will be drilled in your tooth. This helps remove the infected pulp, nerve tissues, and surrounding debris from your tooth. Water is used to flush out all the unnecessary debris.
After cleaning, your tooth will be sealed. Some dentists wait a week before sealing, but others don’t. You can choose to have your tooth sealed on the same day you get a root canal treatment.
The last step is the restoration of the tooth. A crown, crown and post, or other restoration needs to be placed on the tooth for protection, prevention from breaking, and rehabilitation.
Your Deer Park dentist will discuss with you the need for any additional dental work.
GAP FREE – Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
(with any health insurance) for new patients
Root Canal Treatment at Deer Park Dental Surgery
It is our passion to provide you with safe and effective root canal treatments with the help of regular check-ups and proper oral hygiene techniques.
Call us (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for HCF and NIB
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)