Root Canal Therapy

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Root canal therapy is a procedure to help relieve dental pain and save your teeth. One needs a root canal when inflammation or infection occurs in the roots of a tooth.

During root canal therapy, an endodontist who specialises in such treatment carefully removes the pulp from the tooth, cleans and shapes the root canals, and fills the space.

Indications for Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp and nerve have been rotten or infected.

Some of the main causes of infection include severe decay, damaged tooth, injury, or a poorly done dental crown or filling.

Root canal infection can result in:

  • Redness and swelling in the face, neck, or head.
  • Recessive bone loss surrounding the affected tooth root.
  • Drainage problems may spread outward from the root. A hole can form on the side of the tooth, draining into the gums or through the cheek with drainage to the skin.
Signs that indicate the need for root canal therapy:

  • Continuous pain in the affected tooth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Discolouration of a tooth after an injury
  • Swollen face
  • Sensitive gums which are painful when chewing

The Root Canal Therapy Procedure

First step: Undergoing an X-ray to determine the condition of the root canals and discover if there are any signs of infection around the root.

Your Norlane dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth. Anaesthesia may not be required since the nerve is already dead, but most dentists still numb the area to keep the patient relaxed.

Next step: The tooth will be drilled, removing the infected pulp, nerve tissues, and other tooth structures. Water is used to flush out all the particles.

After cleaning, your tooth will be filled. You can have your tooth sealed afterwards, but you can also leave it as it is. Some dentists wait for a few days before sealing the tooth, but others don’t.

Last step: Tooth restoration. Dental restorations need to be placed on the tooth for protection, prevention from breaking, and rehabilitation. Your Norlane dentist will discuss with you the need for any additional dental work.

Root Canal Therapy at Norlane Dental Surgery

At Norlane Dental Surgery, we are dedicated to providing you with safe and effective root canal therapy with the help of regular check-ups and proper oral hygiene tips provided in our office.

Norlane dentist serves the local communities in Geelong, North Geelong, West Geelong, East Geelong, South Geelong, Corio, Lara, North Shore, Highton, Belmont, and Little River.

For root canal therapy services in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is root canal therapy painful?

Root canal therapy doesn’t cause pain but alleviates it. Modern dental technologies have made the therapy a pain-free experience, many times performed in just one visit. We understand a great deal about pain management. With updated methods and anaesthetics available, most patients remain calm during the process.

If the tooth doesn't hurt, do I need a root canal therapy?

Just because a tooth has stopped hurting doesn’t mean it is no longer infected. Root canal therapy is performed to clean the insides of the tooth and stop the spread of infection.

How long is the duration of root canal therapy?

The duration of the procedure depends on the details of the procedure you’re having and the type of tooth involved, but the procedure typically lasts approximately 1-2 hours. The therapy can often be completed in a single visit. At times, a second appointment may be required.

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CONTACT INFO

Norlane Dental Surgery

Address: 124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214

Phone: (03) 5278 2666

Email: info@norlanedental.com.au

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LOCATION

Norlane Dental Surgery is located in Geelong near North Shore only minutes away from North Shore Football Club, Northern Bay College and Water World