Who Can Get Root Canal Treatment?
The root canal treatment may be necessary for a badly damaged or infected tooth. When a tooth is infected, the dental pulp gets infected by bacteria. It is called pulpitis. The following reasons can lead to pulpitis:
- Large dental cavities
- Cracked fillings
In a healthy tooth, the enamel and dentin layers protect the pulp from infection. Pulpitis occurs when these protective layers are compromised, allowing bacteria to get into the pulp, causing infection.
Once your tooth is infected, you may feel pain, sensitivity while chewing or drinking hot or cold beverages, swelling, and pus from gums. Don’t forget to seek immediate dental treatment as it helps you to save your tooth and relieve from the pain.
In most cases, root canal treatment is the best option to retain the natural tooth while ensuring its full functionality.
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
The treatment procedure begins with an oral examination that helps us to identify the extent of the infection, the shape of the root canal, and confirm any infection to the bone in and around the tooth. We will take x-rays and digital images as part of the oral examination and create a personalised root canal treatment plan based on your tooth condition.
During the treatment, our dentist will administer a local anaesthetic to give you painless treatment experience. Then, they will drill a hole to the root canal and remove the damaged pulp. They will also clean the tooth canal using an antimicrobial solution to remove any debris and bacteria.
Also, we will prepare the root canal for the treatment, which includes drilling and shaping the tooth. Later, your root canal will get sterile fillings before sealing it. Depending on the tooth condition, we may insert some support into the root canals.
If your tooth is too weak or the cavity is extensive, we may recommend to cover it with an artificial crown. This can help you to safeguard the tooth from breaking or chipping. In many cases, patients need to visit the dentist more than two times to complete the procedure. Most often Root Canal treated tooth should be covered with a dental crown for protection.
Why Dental Care St Kilda?
At Dental Care St Kilda, you can expect a warm, friendly, and personalised treatment experience. As the leading destination for root canal treatment in Balaclava, you can expect the following from us:
- Qualified and experienced team of dentists and care professionals
- State-of-the-art systems and tools for diagnosis and treatment
- Healing, seamless environment
- Access to preferred provider networks – Medibank Private, BUPA, HCF, NIB, which guarantee affordable prices
Are you struggling with a toothache? You can contact us for emergency dental treatment – on most occasions we will see you on the same day.