Root Canal Melbourne

Affordable Root Canal Treatment In Melbourne

A root canal is a procedure used to remove the internal pulp tissue of a tooth that becomes inflammed or infected from the nerve of a tooth. Sensitivity and severe pain can occur to the affected tooth as the nerve lies within the tooth’s canal. Infection and inflammation to the pulp of the nerve can occur due to bacteria entering the tooth, which can be caused by chipping, deep fillings, cracks or tooth decay.
The purpose of performing an Endodontic treatment, also known as the root canal procedure, is to prevent any further spreading of infection and to also save the tooth by removing the internal pulp and nerve. If you are looking for a quality root canal in Melbourne at a very affordable rate, then The Smile Designer is your ideal destination.

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Why You May Require A Root Canal Therapy?

There are several reasons for needing a root canal, including:

Nerve Damage

When the nerve of your tooth dies, our dentist recommends a root canal to prevent bacteria from spreading. The root of the tooth is filled and capped with a crown. The removal of the infected nerve saves your natural tooth from further damage or extraction.

Tooth Sensitivity

If you experience extreme tooth sensitivity that cannot be solved by using other treatment options, a root canal treatment may be the best option. We generally reserve the root canal until all other options are implemented.

Dental Abscess

A dental abscess occurs due to infection. If you experience severe pain and cannot bite down or chew your food correctly, you may have a dental abscess. We recommend a root canal in such a case.

Tooth Restoration Work

While performing restorative work, we may recommend a root canal, depending on your dental condition. For example, when getting a bridge or crown, we may need to adjust the shape of your existing teeth that can result in the exposed nerve in some of your teeth. In such cases, we would do a root canal to prevent nerve pain.

Your Tooth Structure

Every tooth consists of two parts – the root and the crown. The root of a tooth lies underneath the gumline and anchored to the bone.The root contains a centre portion known as the root canal. The pulp is the centre of the root canal that nourishes your teeth and keeps them healthy. If the tooth’s pulp becomes infected to a root-level decay, it becomes necessary to remove it and protect the remaining tooth structure. As a result patients can experience tooth sensitivity or pain sensations as the nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth lie within the pulp.A root canal allows the removal of the infected root and pulp. It allows your dentist to clean the inside of the tooth thoroughly and seal it to prevent further damage. The treatment provides a healthy restored tooth, with normal bite function and chewing sensation, that can last a lifetime.

About Our Endodontic Treatment Procedure

Our team of dentists will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that works for you. The exact treatment procedure will vary from person to person.Our treatment process starts with a thorough examination of your mouth to determine the complexity of the issue. During the examination, we may take x-rays to plan a customised approach for your treatment by identifying the size, number, curvature, and depth of the roots.Like any dental procedure, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Our dentist will open the top of the tooth to remove the damaged or infected pulp from the inside.The next stage is the one that takes the longest as it is essential for proper recovery – cleaning. Our dentist will fully clean the inside of the tooth and its root to make it completely free from bacteria that has caused the damage and then dry the area. We will fill the canal and place a crown onto your tooth to provide added protection and strength.We place the crown in a few days after the root canal.

Why Choose The Smile Designer?

At The Smile Designer, our experienced team will help you keep your teeth looking good and feeling good and improve your smile with longevity.Every patient who walks through our door is welcomed with respect and genuine care. Our experienced professionals take the necessary time to examine your oral health. We analyse your dental priorities to address concerns you may have going forward.Our premium quality dental treatment ensures you are in one of the most experienced and capable hands. We are different from the crowd because of the following service standards:

  • Precise dental care solution
  • Patient-centric approach
  • Use of the latest technology and equipment
  • The most accurate diagnosis
  • Well trained and experienced staff
  • Ethical, compassionate, and progressive dentistry
  • Outstanding results in competitive prices
  • Flexible payment options that suit every budget

The cost of root canal therapy In Melbourne

The cost of a root canal depends on several factors, like:

  • The number of canals that need are required to be filled
  • If you require a crown or not
  • The complexity of your oral health
  • Consultation fee and the reputation of the dentist
  • Qualification, experience, and expertise of the dentist
  • Location
  • Your age and overall health condition
  • Number of dental services used to complete your root canal

FAQ’S About Root Canal

Are there alternatives to a root canal?

Yes, the option to remove the tooth, and either leave the space empty, or place a dental implant or bridge can be discussed.

What if the tooth has already been root treated before?

The success rate of a previously treated tooth is reduced when it is performed again. The options need to be weighed out and it may be better to remove the tooth and place a dental implant or bridge instead.

How long does a root canal last?

The root treated tooth should last a very long time, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums, and attend routine dental check-ups. Regular imaging will be taken at specific intervals to review the health of your root treated tooth.

What happens after a Root Canal?

It is important that the tooth is crowned after treatment. This is to protect the tooth from fracturing. More information on dental crowns can be found on our ‘tooth coloured restoration’ page.

Where is your clinic located?

We are located in Melbourne at 118-120 High street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a stones throw away from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.

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Our Preston dental clinic remains open 5 days a week. We offer morning and evening appointments to cater to your busy lifestyle. We invite and welcome all new patients as well existing patients to our state-of-the-art clinic to experience a smile journey like no other.

A root canal, if done right, can last forever. If you want to know more about our treatment procedure and how much a root canal costs or how it can help solve your dental root issues, you can contact our dental experts on (03)9034 5949 or email us on [email protected].


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