Root Canal Therapy

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Painless & Affordable Root Canal Treatment in South Lakes

While a root canal may be uncomfortable, it is the most effective technique to protect your tooth from dental deterioration, resulting in less dental treatment in the future.

Root canal therapy is a quick and painless operation that can relieve the pain and discomfort associated with toothaches, help prevent infection, and restore the condition of your teeth. Root canal therapy is an effective and long-lasting method of repairing teeth that have been damaged for many years.

Imagine having the most advanced dental technology available in town right here at South Lake Smiles. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to perform root canal therapy with minimal discomfort and maximum results. We can save your natural teeth without extracting them, so you can keep on smiling!

The Benefits of A Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic treatment is a process that allows a dentist to save an infected tooth while also protecting the surrounding teeth and tissues from infection. This is in contrast to an extraction, which requires a dental restoration such as an implant to replace the tooth that was extracted during the procedure.
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is less painful than a tooth extraction. If you practice good dental hygiene, you can expect a long-term (or perhaps lifetime) solution.
The treatment will relieve severe pain while also protecting the tooth from further damage. It keeps the dead pulp from reaching the tooth root, which could cause bone damage.

Many people become apprehensive when they learn they require root canal treatment. It is always best to save your natural tooth, so root canal treatment is often the treatment your dentist recommends. It provides several advantages, aside from saving your teeth from infection. It may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Your tooth is saved and does not need to be extracted.
  • Infections are prevented from spreading to nearby teeth.
  • It relieves the discomfort caused by an infected tooth.
  • As a result, jaw bone damage and bone loss are minimized.
  • The treatment is supported by recent studies as being safe and effective.
  • Maintain a healthy smile and keep your tooth’s natural appearance.

Why Choose South Lake Smiles
for Root Canal Treatment

Root canal procedure is a technique that can save you from having to undergo tooth extraction. Finding an experienced dentist who can perform root canal treatment correctly and effectively is important. 

South Lake Smiles provides high-quality care to our residents in South Lake and nearby areas. We aim to provide high-quality dental care and a smooth root canal experience!

South Lake Smiles is the place to go if you need a root canal treatment. Our dentists will offer you great care to guarantee that your smile remains healthy and improves the quality of your life.

Set your appointment now at South Lake Smiles and contact us at (08) 6495 4004!


Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Therapy

The dental pulp is the soft inner core of teeth. The pulp extends from the visible crown to the root tip of the jawbone. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue which is responsible for blood supply in a tooth. When a tooth is damaged or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp. Tooth abscess caused by untreated bacteria and active decay can lead to pulp death, bone loss, and tooth loss if left untreated.

Damaged tooth pulp can cause inflammation or infection. Occasionally, a tooth requires root canal therapy even when no symptoms exist. Common signs are:

  • Intense or severe toothaches (can be a sharp pain that radiates to your jaw)
  • increased tooth sensitivity.
  • Pus around the infected tooth.
  • Swelling and tenderness of the gums.
  • Cracked or chipped tooth.
  • Tooth discolouration that appears greyish.

A root canal treatment normally takes 3–4 dental appointments. Your dentist or endodontist will first take x-rays of the damaged tooth and numb the surrounding area with a local anesthetic.

Once the area is numb, a local anaesthetic will be delivered into your gums. It may feel like a severe pinch or burning, but it will subside quickly. You will be awake during the endodontic process but will not experience any pain. Your dentist or endodontist will then drill a small hole in the crown of the tooth. Once the infected or diseased tooth pulp has been exposed, it will be gently removed with the help of a special dental tool known as files.

They will clean out all of the canals or pathways in your tooth with great care. Following the removal of the damaged tooth pulp, the dentist may apply a topical antibiotic to make sure that the infection is removed and that it does not reoccur. After cleaning and disinfecting the canals, the dentist will fill and seal the tooth using canal sealer cement and gutta-percha, a rubber-like material. Oral antibiotics may also be provided.

Endodontic therapy is used to treat toothaches caused by tooth pulp infection. Most patients experience being comfortable during the procedure because of the advanced techniques and anesthetics.

The most basic way to keep you from root canal therapy is to practise good oral hygiene habits. Maintaining your oral health can prevent any oral problems such as tooth decay and cavities that can infect your tooth pulp.

  • Give yourself oral care by brushing your teeth twice a day. It can help to avoid bacteria buildup and keep your teeth healthy. Tooth decay starts from food debris left in your mouth.
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash at least once daily. It reduces plaque formation and eliminates particles that brushing alone can not remove.
  • Change your toothbrush for at least three to four months.
  • Go to a dental clinic twice per year. It is essential to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist.
  • Floss your teeth daily.
  • Reduce your sugar consumption.
If the infection in the tooth is not treated, it can spread to other teeth and areas of the body and, in some situations, can be fatal. Or, tooth extraction may be necessary to avoid further complications. If you require a root canal, the infected pulp in your tooth must be removed.

If you need root canal therapy, the cost will depend on how many root canals you need and if you need a dental crown to complete the treatment.

According to the Australian Dental Association, the average cost of root canal therapy in Western Australia is $986.97. This includes the oral examination, x-ray, extirpation or the removal of the dead pulp, disinfecting the root canal, and the obturation or filling the canal space.

Several factors may determine the expense of your root canal. At South Lake Smiles, we’ll give you the treatment plan and the total cost prior to the start of the treatment. We can also discuss the other alternatives to root canal.

Dentists who specialize in root canals are endodontists. Root canal therapy can be performed by both general dentists and endodontists, but endodontists do it more frequently. Endodontists have higher levels of expertise in root canal treatment because of their higher training volume and additional training.

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