No one likes to lose a tooth, especially if it affects your smile. Being able to smile without being self-conscious has a massive impact on your confidence and research has shown that those around you interact differently with you based on your smile. If you want to keep your tooth then root canal treatment is a great option.Exploring the alternatives and speaking with a highly qualified and experienced dentist such as Hawthorn East Dental, means you will get the right advice as to whether Root Canal Treatment is the right dental solution for you.
It’s important to have your tooth seen before any further damage is done and you’ll also want to reduce any pain you are experiencing. The longer you leave it, the more your tooth will deteriorate leaving you with fewer options for keeping it. It may become so bad that you cannot save the tooth with a root canal procedure. Here’s some information that will assist you in understanding the root canal and using it as an alternative to tooth loss.
Understanding Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment may be a great option instead of losing your tooth completely. While many people have preconceived ideas about root canal treatments, one of the main factors in having a root canal with minimal pain, comes down to the dentist you choose. Hawthorn East Dental has highly qualified and experienced dentists who have performed many root canal treatments in Melbourne.
In considering root canal tIf the pulp inr</p>eatment, it’s helpful to understand the structure and composition of the tooth. Inside the root canal, which is a chamber, found inside the tooth, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp is made of connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves.
If the pulp inside your tooth has been compromised through tooth damage or a cavity that has led to infection remains untreated, you may need root canal treatment to save the tooth, rather than lose it altogether.
The tooth pulp sits underneath the enamel layer (the top layer) and the dentin layer (the second layer), in the pulp chamber. It’s an important part of the tooth as it produces dentin which is what the majority of your tooth is made from. Dentin is the tissue that is calcified and sits above the pulp chamber and if dentin becomes exposed, it can cause pain or sensitivity because it stimulates the pulp/nerve.
Root Canal Procedure
Having a root canal procedure is a great way to save teeth and certainly something we are proficient at performing. In summary, after your initial consultation and x-rays, you’ll attend an appointment where, after numbing the area, our experienced dentist at Hawthorn East Dental will drill a hole in the crown of your tooth, remove the pulp and use bio-compatible material in its place. The tooth is then sealed. Sometimes a temporary filling is used until the tooth is restored.
All this is conducted using state of the art technology, x-rays on-site and with full transparency and consulting. While root canal might be a more advanced dental procedure, understanding what is involved at each appointment will reduce any anxiety you may have been known to experience in the past.
Root Canal Cost
The root canal cost will depend on your health, your oral health and the tooth that needs a root canal. As a general guide, the cost is between $900 and $1800 hoThewever we can confirm this after the initial consultation.
Root Canal Treatment Melbourne
If you’re ready to book in for your root canal treatment in Melbourne and want the very best care then book in today with Hawthorn East Dental and get your dental problems sorted out by one of Melbourne’s best dentists.