Root Canal Treatment Melbourne
Everyone is understandably afraid of experiencing the pain caused by severe toothache. A common procedure to treat this is root canal therapy, where an inflamed or infected nerve inside a decayed or diseased tooth that causes this pain is removed. Root canal treatment is designed to save the tooth, stop the pain from increasing, and prevent the infection from spreading to your other teeth.
Symptoms that many people may feel include a dull throbbing or continuous pain, swelling along the gum line, being sensitive to hot, cold, and/or sweet foods and drinks, or having difficulty biting. If these symptoms are left untreated, they will cause more throbbing and create an abscess. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Gorgeous Smiles immediately so our dentists save your tooth before it is too late.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is the procedure of cleaning the infection that has spread to the roots, the canals that carry the blood vessels, and the nerves. Your dentist will fill the canals with a biocompatible material to make sure no further infection can be produced in the canals, or no more bacteria is left there to produce new infections.
What other options do I have beside root Canal Treatment?
Unfortunately, once the infection reaches the nerve of the tooth, the tooth either needs a root canal treatment or has to be extracted. There is no other option; medication can only stop the symptoms for a little while the real infection is spreading further every day.
How much does the root canal treatment cost?
The root canal treatment cost at many Melbourne general dental clinics on average can be $1000-$1500 or more depending on the complexity. Call Gorgeous Smiles to find out more about root canal cost.
What is the success rate of a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatments have success rate of 60%-70% in general. This means that there is a 30% chance the treatment fails due to no one’s fault.
What are the symptoms of root infection?
- Spontaneous Pain
- pain when eating hot or cold
- any pressure causes pain (eg. chewing pain)
- gum swelling around the same tooth
- tooth movement-loosening
- fascial swelling