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Root canal treatment explained
Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is a specialised dental procedure where the damaged or infected dental pulp from a tooth is removed and the root is then filled. It prevents the further developing and spreading of infection and the possibility of that tooth falling out.
Root canal treatment is recommended in instances where an abscess (a pocket of pus that forms at the tip of the tooth’s root) becomes visible.
Root canal procedure
Root canal treatment is usually completed over two or three appointments.
- Appointment 1:
- An access hole is opened and the damaged dental pulp tissues, any bacteria toxins, nerve tissue and related debris are removed.
- The dentist then applies a dressing with root canal medicines and protects it with a temporary filling.
- Following the cleaning procedure, the interior of the tooth’s root is filled and sealed with root canal filling material, usually gutta-percha (a natural rubber). The hole that was drilled for access to the tooth’s root is then sealed with a filling.
- The tooth must be completely restored by a permanent filling, or alternatively by a post and core and a crown, depending on the remaining tooth structure, which will be done at the next appointment.
- Appointment 2:
- The dentist removes the temporary filling and root canal medicines and fills the root with root canal filling.
- If you are having a crown, the dentist inserts a post and core, and prepares the tooth for a crown.
- A temporary crown is fitted.
- The crown will be custom-made in the laboratory, which will take two to three days.
- Appointment 3:
- If you are having a permanent crown, it is fitted at this appointment.
Root canal treatment – pain
For some patients, root canal treatment is one of the most feared dental procedures, perhaps because of a painful abscess that necessitated the root canal procedure.
However, the intense pain often associated with root canal problems is relieved at the first appointment, once the dentist removes the cause – either the infection or the damage to the tooth.
At Smile Avenue, our dentists assert that modern root canal treatment is relatively painless because the pain is controlled with a local anaesthetic during the procedure and pain control medication can be used before and/or after treatment.
The advantages of having your root canal treatment done at Smile Avenue in Melbourne
At Smile Avenue, the first consultation is free for every new patient. This gives you the opportunity to talk with our dentists about root canal treatment and to ask any questions you may have.
We offer an unbiased, honest, evidence-based approach for all root canal treatment cases to ensure the best possible treatment for our patients.
Best materials, best treatment
At Smile Avenue, our infection control standards are first class, we use only the highest quality materials, and our dentists are fully trained and highly experienced in treating root canals. You can rest assured that your root canal treatment will be completed as quickly and as safely as possible.
Relax in comfort
Our surgeries are modern, with roof mounted TV and a comfortable environment, ensuring maximum comfort for our patients.
Interest free payment plan
We offer low deposit interest free flexible payment plans to all patients. We also offer discounts for patients requiring more than one root canal treatment at the same time.
How painful is root canal treatment?
The most painful part of root canal treatment is before you even get to the dental surgery, with most patients complaining of a severe toothache. The intense pain is relieved at the first appointment, once the infection or damage has been resolved.
The procedure itself is generally painless, as our dentists administer local anaesthetic, and pain control medication can be used before and after treatment.
How long will it take to repair my root canal?
The pain from an infected root canal generally subsides with the first treatment, as the dentist cleans out the infected or damaged root and applies a dressing with root canal medication and protects it with a temporary filling. The entire procedure usually takes two or three appointments over two or three weeks.
Is the tooth dead after a root canal?
Properly treated, a tooth is not dead after root canal treatment. Once the infection is controlled or the damage repaired, the tooth is filled or covered by a crown and should last a lifetime.
How many appointments are needed for a root canal?
Two or three appointments are generally needed for root canal treatment. At the first appointment, the root canal is cleaned out and any damage is repaired, and a temporary filling is fitted. At the second appointment, a permanent filling is placed and if necessary, the tooth is prepared for a crown. At the third appointment, the crown is fitted.
|Appointment 1||Appointment 2||Appointment 3|
|Open an access and removal of damaged dental pulp tissues,nerves and blood vessels||Remove a temporary filling and root canal medicines and fill with root canal filling||Fitting of a permanent crown For some patients, root canal therapy is one of the most feared dental procedures, perhaps because of a painful abscess that necessitated the root canal procedure. However, dental professionals assert that modern root canal treatment is relatively painless because the pain can be controlled with a local anesthetic during the procedure and pain control medication can be used before and/or after treatment assuming that the dentist takes the time to administer one.|