PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Root canal treatment

Dentist Bendigo McCrae Marong Strathfieldsaye Dental services

Do I need a root canal?

The most common indicators of a serious problem in your teeth are high sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and pain or swelling in your gums. However, some patients never experience any obvious symptoms, which is why it’s imperative to have regular check-ups every six months and receive quality dental services in a timely manner. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact us immediately for a full diagnosis:

  • Chronic tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids.
  • Sensitivity while eating sweets.
  • Sensitivity to biting.
  • Spontaneous toothache, experienced without obvious cause.
  • Constant, severe or throbbing toothache.
  • Tooth pain in response to atmospheric pressure changes, such as when flying.
  • Swelling of the gums.
  • Fissure sealings
  • Extractions of loose baby teeth

 

Root Canal Treatment is used if decay or cracks have compromised a tooth’s nerve and blood supply. This can lead to the tooth ‘dying’. There is significant pain if an abscess forms. However, if diagnosed early, modern dentistry can help treat these areas with little or no discomfort. This is often required when the nerve of a tooth has been damaged by trauma or more commonly tooth decay. This procedure involves the careful removal of the dead and dying structure in the roots of the tooth and replacing this with rubber based materials. The long term success rate of this procedure is approximately 90 per cent. Root Canal Therapy is the alternative to tooth extraction and often required to retain/save a damaged tooth.

Our goal, through quality dental services for the entire family, is to help our patients keep their own teeth for life. This treatment can help prevent premature tooth loss and, when combined with a dental crown, it will restore the function and comfort of your teeth and your smile.

 

Steps Involved in Root Canal Treatment

  • An opening is made down into the chamber of the tooth.
  • The nerve is removed from the chamber and the root canal is cleaned and prepared for root filling. At McCrae Marong Strathfieldsaye Dental, our dentists use rotary root canal system, which ensures a quick and simple procedure with minimal fuss and a high success rate.
  • Anti-infection medications may be placed in the chamber and antibiotics may be prescribed to ward off infection.
  • On the next visit the canals will be cleaned, and the root canals sealed and filled In most cases a crown will be required to hold the weakened tooth together.

If you’re currently in pain or have overly-sensitive teeth, don’t wait to contact us in order to set up an appointment to fully diagnose your condition. We will happily communicate with you all the various quality dental services available to save your smile and return your teeth to their former function and comfort levels.

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