Root canal treatment
Most people have heard of the story of the painful tooth that keeps people awake at night and not responding to pain killers, and many others have gone through that experience.
That happens when tooth decay is left untreated, it reaches the nerve of the tooth and infects it. The infected nerve can give you excruciating pain and may even cause infection under the tooth and some patients may end up at the emergency department of hospitals because of spreading infection in the face/neck.
Root canal treatment is the process of taking the infected nerve out of the tooth and clean its space as well as filling that space with a rubbery material.
As complex as it might sound, we at Gardens Dental assure you that the process would be completely PAIN FREE. It takes 2-3 visits to finish the whole treatment.
In some cases when the decay is extensive, a crown or a cap –Onlay- may be needed to restore the tooth to provide the best functional outcome.
Root canal treatment is considered the final resort to save the tooth and at our clinic, we pride ourselves that we do it to the best standards to help our patients keep their teeth for as long as possible.
How To Know If You Need A Root Canal
There are several very recognisable symptoms that you will experience that will lead to you needing to have a root canal treatment.
It typically begins with a severe toothache, pain that will occur when you are applying pressure to the tooth.
Prolonged sensitivity is another indication, especially when you are drinking hot or cold beverages.
Your tooth may start to become discolored, and subsequent to that, the nearby gums will become very tender and swollen.
Where To get started with Root Canals
You will first need to be examined to verify your need for root canal treatment.
In most cases, we are able to provide you with an appointment within a couple of days if not on the same day if you were experiencing pain.
If you have a busy schedule, the treatment can be a completed in a couple of hours and your dentist may offer to do one visit at an affordable cost.
When you have the need for a root canal, you will be highly motivated to find a dentist that can help you.
If you’re looking for a professional and experienced Dental Clinic for your root canal, as well as making your teeth look brand new, please contact Gardens Dental today on (03) 9449 2626 or submit an enquiry via our website.