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Root Canal Treatment in Surrey Hills

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Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is designed to clear away infections on the inside of a tooth. They’re usually used as a last resort to save a particularly infected tooth before it has to be extracted. At the heart of a tooth is a gum-like tissue known as pulp. It sits around and protects the tooth nerve. This is the tissue that becomes infected and causes severe pain as bacteria break down the pulp. When the pulp breaks down, the tooth becomes weak. Removing the infected pulp helps to save the tooth. Looking for a root canal treatment service? Visit Dentists at Surrey Hills to get personalised RCT treatment. We prioritise precision and patient comfort to deliver outstanding care and effective solutions, ensuring a healthier smile for you

Root Canal Procedure

Dentists at Surrey Hills uses the latest techniques and technologies to provide the most comfortable root canal procedure possible.

To perform a root canal treatment, we have to drill a hole into the tooth to expose the innermost part, the root canal. Fine tools are then used to remove the infected pulp.

We use minimally invasive rotary tools to carefully clear out infected tissue. Unfortunately, root canals are not simple structures — they can have twists and turns that make them difficult to navigate. That’s why we also use 3D imaging to assist with locating root canals where necessary.

Once the infected pulp is removed, a new gum-like material is injected into the tooth, and a crown is placed over it to restore the structural integrity.

Root Canal Treatment

Dispel common myths about root canals:

Decades ago that may have been the case, but with modern technology and anesthetics, you won’t experience any more pain than if you went to have a cavity filled. The pain from a severe toothache, often caused by damaged tissues in the tooth, can be easily remedied when the damaged tissue is removed. Most cases can be treated quickly and comfortably.

Information you may find on the Internet or elsewhere, claiming that if you receive a root canal treatment you’re more likely to become ill or contract a disease in the future simply isn’t true. This false claim was based on long-debunked and poorly designed research conducted nearly a century ago, long before modern medicine understood the causes of many diseases. There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal treatment to disease elsewhere in the body.

Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is always the best option. Nothing artificial can replace the look or function of a natural tooth so it’s important to always consider root canal treatment as an option. Endodontic treatment has a high success rate and many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime. Replacing an extracted tooth with a bridge or implant requires more time in treatment and may result in further procedures for neighbouring teeth and supporting tissue.

Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but most of the pain is actually from the infection before the procedure. After a successful root canal, discomfort is mild, easily treated, and goes away quickly. Talk to a Dentist at Surrey Hills if you’re worried about toothache or oral infections. You might just need a root canal treatment. Our friendly team and experienced dentists will be only too happy to examine your mouth and put you on the right path for pain-free oral health.

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