Root Canal Treatment in Ballarat
If you are looking for a root canal treatment in Ballarat, My Dentist Ballarat is the right place for you. This treatment can help save badly decayed or infected teeth and relieve toothaches.
We suggest root canal treatment to the patients who have inflammation or infection at the root of the tooth. In this procedure the damaged and infected nerves and pulp are removed from the centre of the tooth. A filling is used to replace the removed pulp and nerves.
We are equipped with all the latest technology to give you speedy & comfortable experience while undergoing root canal treatment at My Dentist Ballarat.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure which replaces damaged pump, the soft tissue inside teeth, with a filling. As the success rates for root canal treatments are high, most patients can expect to have functional and healthy teeth after treatment.
When is a Root Canal Treatment Needed?
You may need a root canal treatment if you experience spontaneous pain in your teeth, have swollen gums around the affected tooth, feel sensitivity or pain while biting or chewing food, have facial swelling or feel pus around the surrounding area. Sometimes the pulp infection may not cause any symptoms, especially when in the early stage, but it can be seen through dental X-rays. This means that it is important to visit your dentist every 6 months for a regular check-up.
What Happens If Infected Pulp Is Left Untreated?
If infected tooth pulp is left untreated, it can result in severe complications as the bacteria in the pulp multiple and cause further infections which lead to the formation of abscess and pus in the area. This may spread to the surrounding bone and can even lead to the erosion of the jaw bone surrounding the infected tooth.
Root canal procedure
You may need one or more visits to complete the root canal treatment, depending on the complexity of the case.
Initially your dentist will remove the active decay and infection, then in order to fill the cavity well, the dentist will shape the canals into smooth, hollow tunnels that are free of bacteria or debris. The shaping procedure may involve some small instruments and medication. This procedure may be repeated several times until the entire canal is cleaned, shaped & ready for the filling.
After this procedure, filling is performed, to prevent bacteria from re-infecting the empty canals in your tooth; they are permanently sealed with a long-lasting barrier material.
To stop the entry of bacteria from the oral environment to enter into the tooth again, a permanent well-sealed restoration is put on the tooth which is also called as crown.
We at My Dentist Ballarat are experienced in all types of endodontic treatments and we try to offer one of best root canal treatment experience in ballarat. If you have any questions regarding RCT, please feel free to contact us.