Root Canal Dentist at Bayswater

At Bayswater Dentist, we believe in root canal treatment because it allows you to keep the teeth instead of removing them.

















Root Canal in Bayswater

Root Canal in Bayswater

As a proponent of promoting dental health, we advise our patients on the benefits of root canal treatment. This treatment is an easy and simple way to treat root canal infections, damage, or decay and, most importantly, save your teeth. Helping you keep your teeth is our number one priority. As the leading root canal treatment dental clinic, we have a good number of clients who have come to us based on the positive reviews by people who have used our services and helped spread the word about our exemplary services.

What is the Root Canal?

The root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is comprised of the pulp chamber that contains nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that assist in the growth and development of the tooth roots by providing nutrients. Tooth cavities expose the tooth to bacteria causing infections and the formation of abscesses which can cause inflammation and severe root canal pain. Delaying root canal treatment can make the tooth highly sensitive, painful and increase the likelihood of bone loss. To treat this, a root canal procedure is a way to go;

Root Canal Treatment procedure

Root canal therapy comprises of three stages;

Step 1: Removing the pulp

The first step involves removing any decay and dead nerve in your tooth. At this stage, our root canal dentist puts you under anaesthesia so that you can access the soft tissue in the middle of the tooth.

There is very little pain involved with the numbing sensation taking effect immediately so that the area with the tooth decay can be worked on. An incision is made through the tooth’s top to reach the dead pulp tissue.

Step 2: Cleaning the root canal

The root canal specialist then cleans and sterilizes the root chambers using certain chemicals that help flush out the debris. This step also involves measuring the root’s length using a root canal x-ray that has a tiny wire. The cleaning process is performed using mechanically driven files to help maximize your comfort.

Step 3: Adding the crown

After the chamber has been decontaminated, it is filled with adhesive cement to completely seal the canals. The cap covering the tooth is made of a rubber-like material that hardens and covers the tooth to prevent bacterial infection. The tooth becomes very fragile and sensitive after the filling, which is why the root canal crown is important since it prevents it from fracturing after root canal treatment.

When Do You Need a Root Canal?

Some of the root canal symptoms that indicate that you are in need of root canal treatment include:

  • Tooth paining when you chew
  • Gum or facial swelling
  • Teeth being too sensitive to hot or cold drinks
  • Presence of puss that sips into your mouth
  • The appearance of a large cavity
  • Increased tenderness and swelling of lymph nodes
  • Foul mouth taste that does not go away even after you brush.
  • Greying or discoloration of the tooth
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When to Contact a Dentist

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If you experience any of the outlined symptoms above, it is advisable to make an appointment with us at Bayswater Dentist. Always remember that delaying treatment can have a negative impact on your oral health. An early diagnosis will help you avoid extensive treatment and save your tooth.

Our goal at Bayswater is to get you back on track, using advanced technology that increases the procedure’s chances of success. We make effort to make sure that you receive the value for your money by providing you with options after a root canal that you can adopt to improve your oral health.

We also provide laughing gas to help ease any anxiety you might have about the root canal process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Since you are under anaesthesia, a root canal is not very painful. However, the procedure may cause some irritation around the surrounding gums and connected nerves because root canal filling is a major procedure. Any lingering pain after the process can be controlled with over-the-counter pain killers to help minimize the discomfort.

Possibly. A crack may appear small but may be extended into the pulp, which will become infected and inflamed. The root canal filling helps prevent further cracking that may cause severe pain and teeth sensitivity. However, if the crack extends all the way into the gum line, an extraction is necessary.

The average cost of a root canal treatment in Australia is usually from $900 to $1500. The price varies depending on the procedure’s complexity and the specific tooth.

The amount of time taken by this procedure depends on the details of the process and the type of tooth involved. However, on average, the process may require 30 to 90 minutes to compete and either 2 or 3 visits.

After a root canal, you must wait for the numbness to subside before consuming anything. And only eat soft foods for several days to avoid damaging the tooth.