Affordable Root Canal Treatment In Melbourne
A root canal is used to remove the dead or diseased pulp tissues from the nerve of a tooth. The root of the tooth is then filled. It prevents any further spreading of the tooth infection and saves your tooth while removing the infected nerves.
The primary purpose of getting the root canal treatment is to save your severely damaged tooth, which is a better option than having an artificial tooth. If you are looking for a quality root canal in Melbourne at a very affordable rate, then The Smile Designer is your ideal destination.
We use current technology and modern techniques based on highly successful treatment modality to improve the longevity of your tooth. The treatment process is not as painful as you generally imagine it to be.
There are several reasons for needing a root canal, including:
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.
If you experience extreme tooth sensitivity that cannot be solved by using other treatment options, then we recommend root canal therapy. We generally reserve the root canal until all other options are implemented.
A dental abscess occurs due to infection. If you experience severe pain and you cannot bite down or chew your food properly, then you may have got a dental abscess. We recommend a root canal in such a case.
Tooth Restoration Work
While performing restorative work, we may recommend 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. We do a root canal to prevent the nerve pain.
Every tooth consists of two parts – the root and the crown. The root of a tooth lies underneath the gumline. It is the place where all the nerves are located.
Roots are surrounded by tissues called the pulp. Pulp provides nourishment to your teeth and keeps them healthy. If the pulp of a tooth is infected to a root-level decay, it becomes necessary to remove it and protect the remaining tooth structure.
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 biting and chewing sensation, that can last a lifetime.
Our team of Endodontist 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 Endodontist 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.
At The Smile Designer, we treat patients of all ages with a noble idea of making you look and feel healthy with a beautiful smile.
Once you visit us to solve your dental issue, 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 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
- Your age and overall health condition
- Number of dental services used to complete your root canal
- Much more
Yes, the option to remove the tooth, and either leave the space empty, or place a dental implant or bridge can be discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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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This piece of content is not a substitute for professional diagnosis, advice, or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner or local dentist before deciding on any type of surgical or invasive procedure.