Tooth loss is a nightmare for most people as it affects their quality of life. They can’t enjoy their favourite foods, especially if they lose molars.
Are you struggling with tooth decay or infection and worried that you might lose your tooth as well as the quality of life? Do you think that you need the assistance of an experienced dentist in Mernda to save your infected tooth?
Welcome to Mernda Smiles. We are the preferred destination for holistic dental services, including root canal treatment, in Mernda.
With a team of highly experienced dentists, practice managers, dental assistants, and care personals, we provide highly reliable, safe root canal treatment services to our patients. The minimally invasive treatment procedure helps you to retain your damaged or decayed tooth while ensuring its full functionality.
What Is A Root Canal Treatment?
It is a treatment option to save your decayed or damaged tooth from the loss.
The treatment process involves cutting the tooth root nerves, cleaning and shaping the root canal, and sealing the root canal cavity with fillers to stop bacteria from entering the tooth nerve system.
In addition to functionality, root canal treatment also improves the aesthetic appeal of the tooth. Without the root canal treatment, the gum tissue around the tooth can become infected and lead to severe pain and the formation of pus.
Who Should Choose A Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is the ideal choice for anyone who is struggling with tooth nerve or pulp infection. Due to a number of reasons, you may experience a tooth nerve or pulp infection:
- Dental decay
- Dental trauma
- Extreme wear
A broken crown or filling
- Decay under a deep tooth filling
In addition to severe pain and loss of the tooth, tooth nerve or pulp infection can lead to a number of complications.
Symptoms Of Tooth Pulp Infection
An infected tooth pulp or nerve often show the following infections, which means you need to seek dental assistance immediately:
- Severe, unprovoked tooth pain
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Sensitivity to hot and cold food products
- Loss of the tooth
- Facial swelling
- Swelling of the gum around the affected tooth
- Discharge of pus around the affected tooth
Note that your tooth pulp may get infected without showing any of these symptoms. In such cases, a dental check-up can help you to confirm the condition of your tooth.
The Root Canal Procedure Of Mernda Smiles
Note that our dentists may ask you to make more than one visit – based on the complexity of your tooth condition – to our clinic for completing the root canal treatment. During the initial consultation, we will listen to your symptoms, check your tooth, and complete the screening by taking X-rays.
The screening helps us to confirm the root canal treatment, how complicated the tooth condition is, and factors specific to the treatment, including the size, number, depth, and curvature of the tooth roots.
Our dentists will usually administer local anaesthesia to the affected area before beginning the procedure. If your tooth nerve is already dead, you may not require anaesthesia.However, we prefer to numb the area to ward off the pain.
We will first make the area around your affected tooth dry using a rubber dam to make the treatment hassle-free. We will then drill a hole into your tooth, clean the root canal and remove debris, infected pulp, and decayed nerve.
The cleaning of the root canal includes the scrubbing and scraping of the sides of the root canal and placement of medication in the canal to disinfect the area so it can heal.
Sealing The Root Canal
The dressing is left in the root canal for 5-7 days and then removed to check if there is still any infection present if yes then sealed again or else final step of filling the canal is carried out followed by the permanent filling on the tooth surface.
Filling And Restoration
Based on the condition of your tooth, we may put a post or crown to avoid any break of the tooth due to brittleness, especially for a tooth with extensive decay and a large cavity.
What To Expect After Root Canal Treatment?
You may experience tooth sensitivity for a few days after the treatment, especially if you were struggling with infection or pain before the procedure. Based on our observations, we may prescribe you some painkillers to relax you from pain.
You can also use over-the-counter pain medications if we haven’t prescribed any, but you experience severe pain. You can return to your routine from the next day of the treatment. Note that root canal treatment has an exceptionally high success rate – 80-85 percent.
Please note that every surgical and invasive dental procedure carries risks. We recommend you consult a qualified health practitioner for an independent opinion before proceeding to the treatment process.