If you have been experiencing pain, it is a good idea to see a dentist. Damage to the tooth pulp is a common reason for pain. The symptoms include pain when eating, spontaneous pain, sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food, swelling of the gum or face and more. If you have experienced these symptoms, you may need root canal treatment.
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
This treatment is needed when the blood or the nerve supply of the tooth, also known as the pulp, becomes infected due to decay or injury. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that is designed to replace the tooth’s pulp once it has been infected or damaged. The treatment is done by removing the decayed portions of the tooth. The interior of the tooth is cleaned and flushed with antiseptics in order to remove bacteria and pus that may have built up.
If the root has an infection, the cleaning procedure may require medication until the infected area is free of bacteria. A root filling is then applied and the tooth is resurfaced so that it is protected. In cases where there has been significant damage, an artificial crown may be required which can increase the cost of the procedure.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
The therapy is important because it can save a tooth that has been badly damaged or infected. In addition, the treatment will also eliminate the bacteria and stop the spread of an infection so that it does not continue to affect your health. Untreated infections can rapidly spread to other parts of the body, which is why treating an infection is extremely important.
Pain-Free Root Canal Treatment
High Dental is the best place to go for a root canal procedure. We have techniques that can make the process pain-free. If the decay has affected the nerve of the tooth, you may have significant pain. Our process works by ‘mummifying’ the tooth so that the nerve pain is relieved.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Nicholas Hii of High Dental is available to assist you with your root canal dental procedures. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us on 03 9077 6363 or book online.
Before Root Canal
After Root Canal
We understand that you might feel anxious about your dental treatment, so we make things really easy for you when you come in for your treatment. For all anxious patients we offer the option of sleep dentistry. This is a combination of sedation and pain relief medication which helps sedate you to make you feel dowsy and relaxed during your procedure. This is provided by a specialist anaesthetist at our practice. This is much safer than undergoing a full general anaesthetic. If you would like to know more how we can help you with your dental anxiety, please ask your dentist.