Root canal treatment or “endodontics” is a dental procedure that saves your tooth from extraction. This is performed when the dental pulp is either inflamed or dead.
Over the years, root canal treatment has been given a bad reputation and some patients are uncomfortable with it. However, with modern tools and techniques, the procedure can be completed quickly with no discomfort.
The Importance of Root Canal Treatment
If the procedure is correctly carried out and under normal circumstances, the root canal treated tooth can last a lifetime.
At Ek Dental Surgery, we perform the procedure with precision and accuracy and utilise the latest technology to make the process as comfortable and effective as possible.
Signs that You Need Root Canal Treatment
Moderate to severe toothache that lingers and is triggered by consuming hot or cold foods
Extreme tooth pain that can keep you awake at night
Pain when biting or chewing
Swelling or recurring pimple on the gums, which may involve blood or pus when pressed
Pain in one tooth that radiates or spreads to other areas of the jaw or head
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
The area around the affected tooth is numbed with a local anaesthetic, isolated and sterilised from bacteria
Your dentist will access the pulp chambers to remove the infected pulp
The root canals are cleaned and will be replaced by a temporary filling. If not too severe, the tooth can be filled permanently to complete the treatment.
After the entire treatment, the tooth is restored and is prepared for a dental crown. The crown is needed to strengthen the treated tooth.
Root Canal Treatment in Glen Waverley
If you don’t want your tooth to be extracted, restore it with root canal treatment. Don’t try to ignore the pain or delay your treatment as this could only lead to bigger oral health issues. Root canal treatment eliminates your pain caused by an infected tooth so there’s no reason to be scared. To learn more about the procedure, visit your Glen Waverley dentist at Ek Dental Surgery. We can explain the process clearly and address your anxiety issues if you don’t feel comfortable about the treatment.