Root Canal Treatment: Key to A Pain-free Smile
～Keep your smile 100% natural with a careful root canal from Supercare～
Root canal treatment, a crucial facet of endodontics, is aimed at rescuing teeth that have been compromised due to severe decay or infection. Often associated with pain relief, this procedure involves carefully removing the infected pulp from within the tooth and cleansing and sealing the root canals.
Our skilled endodontists employ their expertise and state-of-the-art technology to ensure the root canal procedure is minimally invasive and comfortable.
What is endodontics or root canal?
Endodontics, the branch of dentistry that encompasses root canal treatments, focuses on the internal structures of teeth, particularly the pulp and nerves. A root canal procedure is a precise endodontic technique used to treat teeth that are affected by deep decay, infection, or trauma. It involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the dental root canals, and sealing them to prevent further infection.
At Supercare, our dentists are well-versed in endodontics and eager to save your natural teeth and eliminate pain, so that you can have a renewed lease on oral health and overall well-being.
The benefits of a root canal
The benefits of a root canal treatment extend far beyond pain relief. By addressing the underlying issues causing discomfort, a root canal can:
- Save your natural tooth from extraction
- Preserve the tooth’s structure, function, and appearance
- Preventing the need for invasive treatments like dental implants or bridges
- Eliminating infection to safeguards neighbouring teeth
- Restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, and
- Maintaining the harmony of your natural smile.
Possible signs and symptoms for a root canal
Identifying potential signs that you may need a root canal is vital for timely intervention. We encourage you to watch out for the following signs and symptoms that could signal the need for a root canal:
- Swollen gums
- Persistent toothache
- Darkening or discoloration of gums
- Sensitivity to temperature, like hot or cold food
- Pimple-like bumps on gums
- Bad taste or odour in mouth
- Throbbing and radiating pain in gums, teeth, or jaw
- Painful sensation in your teeth or jaw when lying down
What are the possible side effects of a root canal?
- Discomfort or soreness around the root canal tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures after the procedure
- Minor swelling of the gum tissues around the root canal tooth
- Some bruising around the treated area
- Possible infection
- Temporary changes in your bite
- Discoloration of the root canal tooth
- Jaw discomfort or stiffness from keeping your mouth open during the procedure
Why get a root canal?
Opting for a root canal is a strategic decision that balances oral health, function, and aesthetics. By choosing a root canal treatment, you not only relieve pain and discomfort but also preserve your natural tooth, maintaining its structure and strength.
At Supercare Dental & Cosmetics, we prioritise your well-being and dental health. Our experienced team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. Choosing a root canal means making an informed decision that combines lasting relief and a healthier, more confident smile for years to come.
A guide to the root canal procedure
First, local anesthesia is given to numb the infected tooth and surrounding gums.
The tooth is then isolated, and a small opening is made in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp.
Once the pulp is removed, the root canal chambers are cleaned.
The empty canals are filled and the tooth is sealed temporarily to prevent bacteria from entering.
The final step involves the placement of the dental crown, after removing the temporary filling.
Why Supercare Dental and Cosmetics are your go-to for root canal?
With local anesthesia and trained dentists, the procedure will be painless.
Superannuation fund can be used for payment.
Get a personalized recovery plan after the root canal procedure.
Procedure for root canal treatment
Our root canal procedures are characterised by a patient-centric approach that emphasises both precision and comfort. The process typically begins with a comprehensive examination and X-rays to diagnose the extent of the issue. During the procedure, our skilled endodontist will gently remove the infected pulp, clean and disinfect the root canals, and carefully seal them to prevent recontamination.
With advanced root canal techniques and anaesthetics, we aim to keep you comfortable throughout the process, ensuring a smooth and pain-free experience. Following the procedure, a restoration such as a dental crown may be placed to strengthen and protect the treated tooth. Your comfort, well-being, and the successful outcome of the treatment are our primary concerns, and we are committed to guiding you through each step of the process with care and expertise.
Precautions to keep in mind
You might need a root canal if you experience severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, swollen gums, a pimple-like bump on the gum, or if your dentist detects infection or damage in the tooth’s pulp. A proper examination by our dentist can help determine if you need a root canal.
A properly performed root canal treatment can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. However, like any dental restoration, the longevity can be influenced by factors such as the tooth’s condition, oral care, and overall health.
Recovery from a root canal is usually swift, with mild discomfort lasting a few days. You might experience slight sensitivity or soreness, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. If pain persists or worsens, contact your Supercare dentist.
The average cost of a root canal in AUD is between $2,000 and $3,400 without a dental crown. Here is the average cost of a root canal by tooth location:
- Front tooth: $2,000 – $2,800
- Bicuspid: $2,200 – $3,000
- Molar: $2,400 – 3,400
A root canal is usually not painful during the procedure as local anaesthesia is used to numb the area. You might feel some pressure, but not pain. After the procedure, you might experience mild discomfort or sensitivity, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
After a root canal, you can eat soft foods that won’t strain the treated tooth. Opt for soft food items like yoghurt or smoothies. Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods that might cause discomfort or damage to the tooth. As the sensitivity subsides, you can gradually reintroduce your regular diet.