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Root Canal Treatment Hervey Bay

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.

All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems.

tooth with root canal treatment

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems; pain and sensitivity are some of the first indications of a problem; but inside, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an dental abscess.

Root canal therapy in Hervey Bay is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the RCT procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

Root canal treatment in Hervey Bay usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent infection. If necessary, the drilled hole is temporarily filled until a permanent seal is made with a crown.

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Most patients who have done root canal treatment in Hervey Bay Dental in Torquay have experienced little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.

Do you feel pain in your gums or are your gums swollen around a certain tooth? Save a tooth, so you can chew on. A root canal can save your tooth! Please call today at (07) 412 55099 or book an appointment today! We are here to help you.

FAQ

The most common symptoms of a root canal infection include:

  • Sensitivity when eating hot or cold food
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Swelling around your face or neck
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Tenderness around the site

After a root canal treatment, the tooth’s structural integrity will be compromised. For both aesthetic and functional purposes, a dental crown will need to be placed on the treated tooth.

A root canal treatment in Hervey Bay is very straightforward. First, our dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the infected area. Then, the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth will be removed. After that, the inside of your root canal will be cleaned. Finally, the space is filled and sealed.

The price of a root canal treatment will vary on how many teeth are affected, as well as the location of the tooth/teeth. As a rough guide, the average cost of a root canal procedure will range from $700 to $1800. This price does not include the dental crown.

A standard root canal procedure will normally require around two visits. The first session will involve creating an opening to provide root canal access. In the second session, the root canal will be cleaned and disinfected, sealed up, and protected from further damage.
A root canal treatment can take anywhere from one and a half hours to three hours. The treatment time will depend on the complexity of the case, the location of the infected tooth and the number of infected teeth.
Root canal treatment is a major procedure, and health insurance extras usually only cover routine procedures such as check-ups. Unless you have a high level of extras coverage, chances are you will not be covered. To be sure, check your insurance policy to see if root canal treatment is included.
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