Root Canal Treatment

If you have a damaged tooth, root canal treatment may help to save it. When the pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth containing nerves, blood and lymph vessels) cannot repair itself from disease or injury, it dies. A fracture in a tooth or a deep cavity commonly cause pulp death. When the pulp becomes infected, it is best to remove it before it spreads to the tooth and surrounding tissues. The whole tooth may be lost if the infection is left untreated.



How is Root Canal Treatment Performed:

Root canal or endodontic treatment is a process whereby inflamed or dead pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth) is removed from the inside of the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained. Once a tooth is fully formed it can function normally without its pulp and be kept indefinitely.

After removing the dead pulp the root canals are:

  • cleaned
  • sterilized
  • shaped
  • sealed with a filling material to prevent further infection
  • permanent filling or crown placed



Root canal treatment can take several appointments, depending on how complex the tooth is, and how long the infection takes to clear.  In some instances the Dentist may need to refer to an Endodontist.

Subsequently a crown to restore or protect the tooth may be a necessary following root canal treatment, as a tooth after undergoing this treatment will be more likely to fracture.

APPOINTMENTS : (03) 9824 7722 - 1007 Malvern Road, Toorak Melbourne VIC 3142

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