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Root Canal Treatment Bendigo

Root Canal Treatment

Save and restore your teeth with our root canal treatments

Root Canal Treatment, Root Canal Therapy or Endodontics is a procedure that is designed to save teeth by removing the injured or diseased nerve from inside the tooth. Root canal treatments are generally required, when the tooth dies as a result of extensive tooth decay which had been left untreated.

Although the thought of a root canal treatment usually makes people feel uncomfortable, the pain relief options and techniques used at High Street Dental Practice ensure you are comfortable and the procedure is as painless as possible.

X-rays are taken during the procedure and sometimes a dental crown may be required after in order to restore its strength and appearance.

Root canal made easy, at a dentist near you

If you would like to book in to have a discussion with our dentist, or to get a root canal cost assessed, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our clinic services clients in the Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat area.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy is a process that is carried out within the root canals of the tooth, which run vertically within the roots of a tooth. These canals house a functional nerve, and blood vessels. Once the nerve and the blood vessels die off, the canals need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to a special sealant being inserted to prevent any further bacterial challenge. 

When is root canal therapy necessary?

Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine if a root canal treatment is required. Root canal therapy is often necessary for reasons such as bacterial contamination, severe or chronic trauma, and when the tooth is so heavily broken down that the root canals are needed to support the final restoration. In such cases, itanium or reinforced ceramic posts are first cemented into the root canals.

What kind of symptoms suggest that root canal therapy is required?

There are a number of symptoms which may suggest that you need a root canal, and your dentist can discuss these with you as part of an examination. Some symptoms include:

  • Severe tooth pain, typically relieved by cold water and increased with hot liquids
  • Pain worsens when you lie down and reduces when you sit up
  • Pain while chewing
  • Tooth pain referred to ears and head
  • Tooth sensitivity on consuming sweets

In the past, teeth with damaged pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment has provided dentists with a safe and effective solution for saving the tooth and maintaining your natural smile.

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