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Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Root Canal Treatment at Peninsula Dental Frankston Vic

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth.

Root Canal procedure is one of the most common Endodontic procedures and is usually caused by decay, disease or injury.

When a tooth becomes infected it usually involves the nerves in the root of the tooth.

The infected nerves need to be removed before more serious problems arise.

If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem and often leads to bone loss in the jaw.

Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

Is a very skilled and time consuming procedure. The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anaesthetic prior to commencing the procedure.

The dentist will create an opening in the tooth to the root canal. The dentist will then be able to remove any infected tissue and clean the canal.

After this infected material has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha.

Most courses of treatment will require 2-4 visits before completion.

Recommended

It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown.

This will improve the appearance and strength of the tooth and will also make it much more likely that the root canal treatment is successful. Local anaesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed pain free. There may be some soreness following the procedure but that is normal for most dental procedures.

Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards but the dentist may also prescribe other medication. Root canal treatment will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection, allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard.

If you are experiencing pain don’t hesitate to consult one of our Dental team today.

Phone: 03 8790 0320
Email: admin@peninsuladental.com.au
Address: 190 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199