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Root Canal Therapy in Shenton Park

Restore Your Dental Health

Working on patient in dental chairRestore health to your teeth with root canal treatment at Shenton Park Village Dental. Say goodbye to pain and welcome a rejuvenated smile.

Restoring Teeth, Saving Radiant Smiles

Root canal treatment is often required when a tooth is plagued by decay, infection, or severe tooth pain. These dental issues can disrupt daily life, causing discomfort and affecting overall oral health.

Root canal treatment is a precise procedure that removes the infected tissue within the tooth, cleans the area, and seals it to prevent further infection. At Shenton Park Village Dental, our dental team provides this essential dental treatment using state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to restoring your tooth’s function and appearance.

Beyond Relief

Root canal therapy in Shenton Park is more than just pain relief; it offers significant benefits that contribute to overall dental health and well-being.

  • Preserves natural tooth structure – Root canal treatment preserves the natural tooth, maintaining its function and appearance and avoiding the need for artificial replacements.
  • Prevents spread of infection – By removing infected tissue, root canal treatment prevents the spread of infection, protects adjacent teeth, and supports overall oral health.
  • Enhances Quality of Life – Eliminating pain and restoring tooth function, root canal treatment in Shenton Park enhances chewing efficiency and contributes to a confident smile.

Your Smile’s Second Chance

Identifying the right candidate for root canal treatment is essential for success. Here are key characteristics to consider:

  • Severe tooth pain – Candidates often experience severe tooth pain, indicating an underlying infection or decay that root canal treatment can effectively address.
  • Swollen or tender gums – Swollen or tender gums around a specific tooth may signal an infection, making a root canal in Shenton Park a suitable option.
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat/cold – Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures in a tooth may indicate a need for root canal treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover essential root canal treatment information with our FAQs. Shenton Park Village Dental provides all you need to know here.

What are the signs that indicate I may need a root canal treatment?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it might be an indication that you require a root canal treatment in Shenton Park:

Severe tooth pain: Symptoms of toothache, such as continuous, severe pain when chewing or applying pressure to the tooth, are often signs of infection.
Decayed tooth: Extensive tooth decay can affect the tooth’s vitality, often indicating the need for root canal treatment to address decaying teeth.
Severe swelling and tenderness: Swollen, tender gums surrounding the diseased tooth
Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold: Sensitivity that lingers even after the temperature stimulus is removed
Discolouration: Darkening or discolouration of the tooth
Pimple on the gums: The appearance of a pimple-like bump on the gums, often accompanied by pus, is a sign of infection, such as a tooth abscess.

A visit to Shenton Park Village Dental can provide a comprehensive examination and dental advice to determine the need for root canal treatment. Regular dental visits are essential to detecting these symptoms early for effective treatment.

Is a root canal painful?

Our root canal therapy in Shenton Park utilises modern techniques and anaesthesia that can make the procedure no more painful than having a filling. However, it’s common to experience discomfort or mild pain for a few days after the dental treatment.

Your dentist will recommend appropriate pain management strategies, and a follow-up dental appointment might be scheduled for a faster recovery.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

A root canal in Shenton Park usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes per appointment over several weeks. The procedure may require one or several visits to Shenton Park Village Dental, depending on the tooth anatomy’s complexity and the presence of any infections. For complex cases, additional visits may be necessary.

What happens during a root canal treatment?

The root canal in Shenton Park generally includes the following steps:

X-Ray Examination: To determine the number of tooth roots and the shape of the root canals and to check for tooth infection
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia is applied for the comfort of the patient.
Pulp Removal: Accessing the tooth pulp tissue and nerve tissue and removing the infected or damaged parts
Cleaning and Shaping: Thoroughly cleaning and shaping the inside of the tooth
Filling and Sealing: Filling the tooth with a material, gutta-percha, and sealing with cement
Restoration: Placement of a crown or filling for protection

Are there alternatives to root canal treatment for a severely damaged tooth?

Yes, alternatives to root canal treatment might include tooth extraction, followed by a bridge or dental implant. However, preserving the natural tooth and preventing tooth loss, if possible, is often preferable.

Discussing options with the experienced dentists at Shenton Park Village Dental will provide you with the information needed to make an informed decision tailored to your situation and oral health needs.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with root canal treatment?

Though root canal treatment in Shenton Park is generally safe and effective, like any surgical procedure, it can have risks and complications:

Infection: In rare cases, infection might persist or reoccur.
Damage to Adjacent Teeth: Care is taken, but damage to adjacent teeth is a minor possibility.
Incomplete Cleaning: Sometimes, the complex anatomy of the root canals may lead to incomplete cleaning.
Cracking or Breaking: The tooth may crack or break during or after the endodontic treatment.

A follow-up visit and open communication with your dentist can help manage and mitigate these risks and achieve a positive treatment outcome. In addition, the qualified dentists at our clinic will work to prevent any complications and minimise risks.

How much does a root canal treatment cost?

The cost of root canal treatment can vary based on factors such as the complexity of the case and the location of the dental clinic. On average, the cost can range from $800 to $1500 per tooth. At Shenton Park Village Dental, transparency in treatment costs is maintained, and a detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Will my health fund cover the cost of a root canal?

Most health funds provide some level of cover for root canal treatments under their dental cover. The amount of cover will depend on your specific policy and the provider. It’s advisable to consult with your health fund provider and discuss the treatment with the team at Shenton Park Village Dental to understand what costs may or may not be included in your cover.



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