A root canal is needed when infection and decay reach the inner part of a tooth, causing severe pain and significant damage to the tooth root. If left untreated, you could lose your tooth. Root canal treatment is often the only alternative to having a tooth extracted.
A tooth can become vulnerable to decay from cavities, chipping and breaking. When the decay progresses and reaches the inside of the tooth, the dental pulp can become infected and this infection may cause severe swelling and pain.
Does a root canal eliminate pain?
Root canals are very effective at eliminating the severe pain caused by infection and decay. By removing all the infection, root canal treatment restores the structure of the tooth and preserves your smile and oral health. Root canal treatment also prevents the need for expensive and invasive restoration options to replace the tooth.
With advances in modern dentistry, root canal treatment is now a gentle and conservative treatment option. You will also receive a local anaesthetic – this will numb the area so you won’t feel any pain during the treatment.
Root canal treatment can take two or more appointments and our trusted dentists and team will make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you.
After a root canal, you can consider having a crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth.
How much does a root canal cost?
The cost of root canal therapy does depend on several factors, including how many canals need to be filled and if you require a crown.
We are committed to providing you with the most affordable root canal treatment in Mount Druitt.
We invite you to arrange a consultation with our highly qualified root canal dentists who have extensive knowledge and experience. We’ll make you a complimentary tea or coffee while you discuss and consider all of your options.
We offer same day emergency root canal treatment. If you are in a lot of pain, call us now or come and see us immediately. Once we speak with you about your pain, we will discuss treatment options and arrange an appointment for you. We are available after hours and on weekends and you will be seen as soon as possible.