Root Canal Treatment (Endodontic treatment)
Here at Prime Dental Group Thornbury our dentists have special interest in root canal treatment services. We invest in advanced equipment and utilise modern technique to give our patients a genuine positive root canal treatment experience. We offer worry-free root canal treatment to our patients in our comfortable and modern facility to help our clients save their teeth and to avoid future need for implants and bridges.
Our dentists carefully pay attention to all aspects in the root canal treatment planning from root canal treatment itself to the final restoration ensuring our patients achieve best outcome from their treatment.
Serving Thornbury and the surrounding suburbs we can restore your damaged tooth to its best possible condition. To consult with our dentists in our dental clinic Thornbury please contact us on 03 94409430.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that eliminates bacteria from inside the tooth known as pulp, prevents reinfection and saves the natural tooth.
To understand root canal treatment, it is helpful to know the anatomy of the tooth. Inside each tooth under the hard layers of enamel and dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue and helps a developing tooth to grow roots. A fully developed tooth can survive without a pulp and continues to nourish from its surrounding tissue if the pulp needs to be taken out due to infection or tooth damage.
Pulp infection or damage can happen due to:
- Deep tooth decay
- Cracked tooth or chipped tooth
- Sever gum disease
- Repeated dental procedures on the tooth
- Dental trauma even if no visible crack or chip on tooth
- Broken or faulty existing tooth filling
If the infected or damaged pulp left untreated it can lead to pain, swelling and abscess.
Modern root canal treatment is similar to having a routine filling. We first anesthetize the tooth locallyand then clean out the infected pulp. The pulp then is replaced with root filling material and the tooth will be restored with a filling. Most teeth require a crown after root canal treatment to further protect the tooth.
Root canal treatment usually takes 2-4 appointments depending on the tooth condition and the person circumstances. However, the symptoms resolve right after the first appointment. You can expect comfortable experience during and after your appointment.
What Makes Root Canal Procedure A Better Option For Treating Decayed Tooth?
Root canal treatment helps saving the natural tooth rather than pulling the tooth out.
Saving natural tooth has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Preserves jawbone
- Prevents gum disease
- Prevents changing your teeth position
- Prevents tooth wear
- Maintains natural smile
Why Choose Us For Root Canal Treatment?
- Our dentists have undergone special training on endodontic procedure.
- We are flexible in accommodating emergency cases.
- We are equipped with advanced dental equipment and instrumentations.
- We treat our patients effectively, quickly and comfortably.
- We practice proper sterilisation processes to ensure the safety of our patients.
With saving your tooth you continue to keep your natural smile and continue to eat the food you love. With proper and effective care a root canal treated tooth can last as long as other natural teeth.
If you have a sore tooth or you need root canal treatment, call Prime Dental Group Thornbury on 03 9440 9430 and schedule an appointment.