Root Canal Therapy near Mount Waverley
Root canal therapy or root canal treatment is often feared since it needs to be done when you are in pain. However, when done by experienced dentists such as those at Syndal Dentistry near Mount Waverley
, it can be done in a pain-free way alongside saving and maintaining your natural teeth.
We prioritise patient comfort, and our dentists are here to help you - don’t suffer in pain or risk negatively impacting your dental and general health by leaving an infection. If you are in pain and think you need a root canal, please feel free to contact us so that we can solve your dental problem with our gentle and genuine care.
Reasons for Root Canal Treatment near Mount Waverley
When the soft tissue (pulp) inside the root canal becomes infected or inflamed, root canal therapy is required.There are numerous reasons why you might require root canal therapy, like:
- Deep cavities
- Repetitive dental procedures on the tooth
- Flaw in crown
- A tooth chip or crack
- Furthermore, even if a tooth has no visible cracks or chips, an injury to the tooth can cause pulp damage. Untreated pulp infection or inflammation can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
There are numerous clinical reasons why root canal therapy is required, but there are also several practical explanations why preserving the natural tooth is a wise choice. Endodontic treatment allows you to keep your natural smile, and eat the foods you enjoy and reduces the need for ongoing dental work. Most root canal treated teeth tend to last a long time if properly cared for.
When Do You Know You Might Need A Root Canal Treatment near Mount Waverley?
Symptoms may include:
- Severe, throbbing or sharp pain
- Spontaneous and continuous pain
- Pain from eating hot or cold food/drinks
- Pain from biting and pressure
- A tooth that is tender to touch
- Pain that can radiate to the jaw and ear
- An abscess or ‘pimple’ in the gum
- Gum swelling around the affected tooth
- Facial swelling
What does root canal treatment involve?
After our dentists diagnose the source and cause of the pain, local anaesthetic is applied so that the tooth is completely numb.
Similar to a filling, your dentist will need to make a small access point to reach the pulp (or nerve) and remove it. Root canal therapy aims to rid the area of the localised infection, so thorough cleaning inside the root canal system is required. Antibacterial medication is also applied to the tooth so that the infection-causing bacteria are further removed. Once the cleaning is done, our dentists fill the root canals to prevent bacteria from returning to re-infect the tooth.
A crown or onlay is usually recommended for the tooth afterwards to protect it further. Your dentist can discuss the desired options with you.